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The South Saskatchewan Wildlife Association (SSWA) is inviting anyone with an interest in the outdoors or firearms to attend an open house to learn more about the organization and its activities. The second annual event takes place at the Wakamow Valley Sportsman Centre on Saturday, Feb. 8 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Upstairs will be displays on the SSWA, fishing, and hunting, along with information on how to obtain a firearms licence and a Saskatchewan hunter education certification, which is required for anyone who wants to hunt in the province. The SSWA has an indoor firearms range downstairs, where under the supervision of a trained instructor, visitors will be able to try shooting several firearms. These include .22-calibre pistols and rifles, a .38-calibre special revolver, and 9-mm semi-automatic pistols. There will also be free coffee and food available. If people do want to shoot, the ammunition is free, but they must purchase an SSWA membership for $20, explained group spokesman Harry Horejda. This will cover liability issues since the organization will be responsible for anything that happens. Visitors can then take home their targets. This is the second time the South Saskatchewan Wildlife Association has held an open house, he continued. There were about 40 people who attended last year; later this year there could be anoth-



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er open house strictly for female shooters. The February open house is for anyone — men and women of all ages — who is interested in shooting and wants to do it in a supervised environment. “The shooting sports are growing very quickly in Canada. They are becoming very popular,” said Horejda, who happens to be a course instructor. “We have a lot of people in Moose Jaw — males and females — (who) are getting involved in the shooting sports. “I think they’re interested in it. It’s a challenge to do so. It’s a skill that’s very enjoyable when you’re successful doing.” Many people in Moose Jaw don’t know there is even an indoor pistol-shooting range, said Horejda. People who have their restricted PALs and are certified by the federal government can use their handguns at an approved pistol range. An approved range is the only legal place in Canada to use licensed firearms. Canadian firearms owners are vetted daily on their suitability to hold a firearm, he continued. The police use a system to monitor every licensed firearms owner every day to ensure they haven’t been convicted of a crime. This is simply the reality licensed firearms owners face. It’s not even a phenomenon; this has been in place since 1990. Visit for more information.

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Free trees being offered to residents in newer neighbourhoods By Moose Jaw Express Staff

Residents who live in the Westheath, West Park or Iron Bridge neighbourhoods are eligible to receive up to two free trees as part of a municipal tree-planting program. This program — designed for new subdivisions — has been created to help build and extend the City of Moose Jaw’s urban forest. The trees are expected to be planted on the boulevard adjacent to homeowners’ property, depending upon the suitability of the site for tree planting, according to the City of Moose Jaw. The municipality has three types of boulevards: green space located between the street and sidewalk, green space located between the sidewalk and property line, and green space located in the centre medians of major streets. “These boulevards create a more pleasant urban environment,” a brochure for the program says. Trees provide many benefits, the brochure explained, such as reducing heating and cooling costs; filtering air pollution; generating oxygen and absorbing carbon dioxide and other harmful pollutants; increasing property values; reducing stormwater run-off and the cost of water treatment; providing a habitat for birds and animals; and improving the physical and mental health of humans. For anyone in these neighbourhoods who is interested in participating in the program, tree orders must be submitted to city hall by Monday, Feb. 10 to qualify for this

year’s delivery. The parks and recreation department has chosen several types of trees that suit the Canadian environment and would do well on boulevards: • Silver Maple – Acer saccharinum • Amur Maple – Acer ginnala • Manitoba Maple – Acer negundo • Alder – Alnus hirsuta • Paper Birch – Betula papyrifera • Hawthorne – Crataegus x mordenensis • Green Ash – Fraxinus pennsylvanica • White Ash – Fraxinus americana • Spring Snow Crabapple – Malus ‘Spring Snow’ • Pin Oak – Quercus ellipsoidalis • Bur Oak – Quercus macrocarpa

• Japanese Tree Lilac – Syringa reticulate • American Basswood – Tilia americana • Little Leaf Linden – Tilia cordata • Elm – Ulmu “This list offers a variety of shapes and colours to add to the landscaping of your home and neighbourhood. We have listed the common and Latin names of the trees so you may research the tree if you wish,” the brochure said. Trees will be ordered in early spring and will be made available for pick-up sometime in late August or September. Residents will be contacted with specific pick-up dates and times once they have been determined. By accepting one or two trees, residents accept responsibility to care for the tree for the first three years, the brochure says. They will be responsible for the planting, watering and general care of the tree. At the time of pickup, residents will be given a pamphlet on how to plant and care for your tree. Trees come in 10-gallon pots and are about six to eight feet tall, so a truck or large SUV is recommended when picking up the purchase, the brochure adds. For more information contact the parks and recreation department at 306-692-7151, or email You can also visit the City of Moose Jaw’s website for more information.


By Ron Walter For Moose Jaw Express

Way up north rocks could drive electric vehicles, smart phones Way up north in Saskatchewan near an abandoned cluster of uranium mines, an exploration company is targeting rare earth mineral deposits. The Alce Lake area could contain hundreds of millions of dollars’ worth of these valuable rare earths. Rare earths are actually common but rare earth deposits large enough to make mining them profitable are rare. Rare earth minerals – stuff the public hears rarely about like lanthanum, yttrium, praseodymium, neodymium, samarium, to name some of the 17 varieties – are crucial to technology in smart phones, electric vehicles, and green energy. Demand for rare minerals will grow substantially. China produces 71 per cent of global production and owns a lot of the mines elsewhere around the globe. The United States, seeing the impending shortage, has joined with Canada to reduce reliance on the Chinese supply. The Alce Lake rare earths were first discovered in the 1950s when five uranium

mines were built near Uranium City. Over the years intermittent work on the Alce Lake property never went beyond some soil sampling and surveys, except for one small drilling project. A Saskatchewan Geological Survey in 1975 found rare earths on the lake. Nothing more transpired until Appia Energy of Vancouver started poking around. Appia hunts for uranium with some Athabasca Basin and Ontario properties and a management team with oodles of experience in finding uranium. Prices for rare earth minerals range from $3 a pound to $50 a pound, making them really valuable. Alce Lake trenching exposed ore with 8.9 per cent to 31.8 per cent total rare earths and two per cent to 7.3 per cent critical (read higher-priced) rare earth oxides. Twelve of 15 Appia drill holes averaged just over 10 per cent total rare earths, still an impressive find. Before investors pile into this 29 cent stock, they ought to know a few drill holes

on the 35,000 acre lease don’t make a viable deposit. It will take years and millions to discover if there is a mineable deposit and outline the reserves, before trying to obtain permits for development. A couple of hurdles may even hinder development of a viable deposit. Extracting multiple minerals economically from such ores can prove to be difficult. Most rare earth mineral deposits contain small amounts of radioactive uranium and thorium. Alce Lake is no exception. Environmental authorities and the public want a safe disposal site for the waste before allowing a mine. That Saskatchewan has rare earth minerals is no surprise. The Appian Energy situation reminds one of the Hoidas Lake rare earth deposits near the Alberta/North West Territories/Saskatchewan boundaries. That deposit was found by Moose Jaw’s Todd Montgomery and led to formation of Great Western Gold/Minerals in 1997. Montgomery left the company a few years

later over a dispute on the direction of operations. In 2012, Great Western announced an indicated deposit of 32,000 tonnes and inferred deposit of 42,000 tonnes grading 14 per cent total rare earth oxides. Great Western took on too many projects including development of a rare earth mine in South Africa and buying a British rare earths refinery. In 2015 the company defaulted on a $90 million US convertible bond issue taken out to fund the South African mine. The receiver, Price Waterhouse Cooper, got just over $5 million Canadian for all the assets. Aptly named Mont Strategies Inc. bought Hoidas Lake for $20,024.

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John Howard Society offering free drop-in centre for all residents Jason G. Antonio - Moose Jaw Express

The John Howard Society of Saskatchewan Moose Jaw office has launched a drop-in centre for anyone looking to escape the cold or simply have a coffee and chat with office staff. The organization began offering its free Cornerstone Drop-in Centre in mid-January at 15 Hochelaga Street West, mainly because office employees saw a need in the community for such a program, but also partly in response to the freezing temperatures at the time, explained Blair Roberts, communications officer for the John Howard Society of Saskatchewan (JHSS). “People just don’t necessarily have a safe place to go (in the winter), so we wanted to make sure there was something they could come and access,” he said. “A place where they could find not only some friendly faces but some coffee and some supports for whatever kind of supports they might need.” Not only does the centre offer a warm space for people who may be homeless, but it also gives residents access to the internet, a telephone and support from staff to help craft a résumé or job application.

money. The centre will offer coffee for free. The centre can also be for residents who are concerned about the community and simply want to find out how they can get involved and support others. “We love working in the community of Moose Jaw,” Roberts added. “Our staff there just saw a need and wanted to fulfill it. They just think it’s important to engage the community and let them know that we’re there as a support for people.”

As part of the John Howard Society of Saskatchewan’s free drop-in centre at its Moose Jaw office, free TV, internet and phone access is available, along with coffee and the company of office staff. Photo by Jason G. Antonio Roberts noted JHSS wants this centre to be a one-stop shop for anyone looking for support, whether it’s legal advice or otherwise. The centre is open Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. While the Moose Jaw office handles issues such as mediation between the offender and the victim, with attempts to

bring peace to the situation, the drop-in centre is essentially for anyone in Moose Jaw, whether they need legal support or not, said Roberts. “It could be anyone who wants to come visit,” he continued. This could include anyone dealing with homelessness, addictions or poverty. Sometimes people might want to buy a coffee but don’t have the

The Value of Volunteering

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Warren Michelson Moose Jaw North

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Moose Jaw is arguably the most volunteer-rich community in Saskatchewan. There are so many individuals and organizations in Moose Jaw that inspire and encourage us to contribute to our community in a variety of ways. The PRISM Award nominees, and the Citizen and Group of the Year nominees show us Moose Jaw’s best examples of dedication and generosity. The Citizen and Group of the Year Awards were presented at a luncheon last week with almost 20 citizens and groups being recognized. Congratulations to all including this year’s winners – Krystal Chow (Citizen of the Year) and Moose Jaw Families for Change Inc (Group of the Year). Thank you to all of the nominees and all volunteers for your invaluable contributions to the people of our city. We can easily find over 100 organizations in Moose Jaw whose purpose is to make our city a better place. Volunteer groups serve youth, seniors, newcomers and those with health challenges or special needs. Faith-based community organizations respond to those in need in many ways. Cultural, art, recreation and sport opportunities

contribute in a huge way to health and well-being. We have these opportunities because of generous individuals and volunteer groups. The work of our local Kinsmen Club is very evident this time of year. They just hosted another successful Sports Celebrity Dinner with funds going to their many worthwhile local projects, one of which is the Kinsmen Inclusion Centre. Kinsmen Club members from Moose Jaw will also be involved in Telemiracle 44 on March 7th and 8th. Of special note is that Thursday, February 20, 2020 marks the 100th anniversary of Kin-Canada. To mark the milestone, there will be a special flag raising at the legislature that day, which I am planning to attend. Moose Jaw’s sports organizations, from minor sports to the Warriors, wouldn’t exist without volunteers. The results of the efforts of the Moose Jaw Warriors organization and three former players will be showcased at the annual Conexus Warriors and Legends Hall of Fame banquet this Friday. The Saskatchewan Government recognizes that volunteers and community organizations contribute immensely to our Saskatchewan quality of life, and to meeting the needs of those facing challenges. The Premier’s Service Club Award is given annually to as many as four service clubs in the province to recognize their commitment and service. The Saskatchewan Volunteer Medal recognizes

volunteers who reach outside their personal activities to help others and make daily life in our province better for everyone. The Community Initiatives Fund is a special purpose fund created under The Saskatchewan Gaming Corporation Act, dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for Saskatchewan people and investing in communities throughout the province. These grants support community programs and projects that focus on one of the following themes: Healthy growth and development of children and youth. Individual, family and community well-being. Non-profit and community leadership. From the Fall 2019 applications, 137 grants totalling over two million dollars were approved. Five organizations in the Moose Jaw area received funding adding up to $86,100. The value of volunteering was emphasized in many ways at the Citizen and Group of the Year Awards. Our province will continue to grow in kindness, compassion and generosity with dedicated individuals and groups like those recognized. The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the position of this publication.

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Moose Jaw is a remarkable city in many ways. Taking a look at the different clubs and organizations in Moose Jaw, they offer citizens a number of ways to give back to the community, as well as building a network of like-minded to do good and benefit the needs within the city in many different ways. Kudos to Moose Jaw’s Kinsmen Club for the great work they do here. Attending their annual Sports’ CeJoan Ritchie lebrity Banquet a few years now EDITOR and the current one held this past weekend, it’s apparent that the organization does an absolutely seamless job of putting on one of the most coveted and attended events held in Moose Jaw. Every aspect of the evening was thought through like a welloiled machine from the floor layout of the tables customized to accommodate numbers of attendees from businesses to the innovative fundraising that was held to secure tens of thousands of dollars for the charities and organizations they support. Every member of the club was visible doing their part to make the event a success, and as the saying goes, ‘many hands make light work.’ The space was held to capacity of well over 400 guests and the sports’ celebrities were all very supportive of the work the local Kinsmen do here, as well as being very gracious in demeanor and signing autographs for whomever asked. Sportsnet sportscaster Jamie Campbell was again the emcee for the fifth consecutive year; that speaks a lot to the organization, the fundraising event and about the community as he says he just loves to come back to Moose Jaw each year for this. On another vein, it was the Moose Jaw Express’ pleasure again this year to participate in the Moose Jaw Wakamow Rotary Spelling Bee and Beeyond fundraiser for children’s literacy projects in Moose Jaw. It really isn’t a platform to show how brilliant individuals are in spelling, although those that could spell shone bright, but rather a very light-hearted and fun way to participate in making sure that kids’ literacy is top of mind. This year’s event brought out more teams, as well as a much larger crowd to encourage their participants, well-noted when the crowd was made to applaud their choice indicating the winner of a particular contest. Again, Glenn Hagel emceed the event in good-humour and of particular note were the costumes some teams wore to inspire light-hearted banter throughout. And of note is the Moose Jaw Optimist Club that will be hosting a number of upcoming Pancake Breakfast’s throughout select schools across the city. As the Optimists have been doing this annually, the schools often say the breakfasts are a great benefit to students as it not only provides a healthy meal, but it also teaches the students to give back. The Optimist club is “dedicated to bringing out the best in kids, doing their part through building friendship and teamwork through community service projects.” As these are just a few, it’s in all of you that invest your time and effort into becoming members of a club or organization that many others are blessed because of it. Thank you for your service.

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Art Guild planning year full of artistic adventures with members

Larissa Kurz The Moose Jaw Art Guild has been celebrating the talents of Moose Jaw artists for over 90 years, and this year they have just as many exciting opportunities planned for their members. With roots all the way back in 1929, the Art Guild was originally formed as a group for women and became a mainstay in the fabric of Moose Jaw society. “When these ladies back then used to get together to paint or even have tea and look at their artwork, it was always in the social columns in the newspapers,” said Karen Walpole, the guild’s current president. “When they had art shows back then, . . . it was more than an art show. There would be a beautiful dinner, dancing, maybe even a fashion show.” Moose Jaw Art Guild president Karen Walpole poses Throughout its evolution, the Art Guild has expanded with a couple of the pieces she created for the Art its horizons — to include men, for starters, as well as to Guild’s fall show this past November. (photo by Jawelcome more artists than just painters and to expand on son G. Antonio) the types of opportunities it offers to members. In the past few years, the guild has shifted its month- “It’s always a fun afternoon, educational too at times, to ly meetings from discussing Guild business to creative just be with people that are like-minded like yourself, that like art,” said Walpole. workshops and discussions about art. “We decided that we were more interested in learning The Art Guild also has opportunities for its members about art,” said Walpole. “We try to come out with to show and sell their work, with two annual shows — something new and adventurous every month for our one in the spring and one in the fall — and an ongoing partnership with the Uptown Cafe to display artwork all program meetings, to be of interest to our members.” Once a month, the Guild plans a special workshop or year round. meeting focusing on a specific interest related to art, “We’ve been there for close to 40 years and they have been awesome to provide a place for our exhibit,” said such as a technique, famous work, or specific medium. In February, the special meeting will focus on member’s Walpole. collectible items, discussing how things of the past have They also take part in Park Art each summer and orgaan artistic element of their own. Members are invited nize art retreats and field trips of interest throughout the to bring two or three of their own items, like ancestors’ year for members. Walpole even teased the possibility of medals or other collectibles, to the Collector’s After- a pop-up art show in the works for this year. Each year the Art Guild also makes an effort to encournoon on Feb. 21 at 1 p.m. The Guild also meets every Friday afternoon at the Roy- age young artists, offering a scholarship to a grade nine al Canadian Legion from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. for Creative art student at each of the high schools in Moose Jaw. Fridays, a drop-in session where artists can bring their Walpole reported the Art Guild had 16 members as of current work-in-progress and work alongside other art- the 2020 Annual General Meeting and hopes to see more artists taking an interest in the coming year. ists. “Whatever catches your interest in art and whether you’re just starting to express yourself freely or you are established, our membership is open for everyone,” said Walpole. Yearly membership with the Art Guild is $25 for an adult and $15 for youth and can be obtained at any of the Art Guild’s meetings throughout the year. The Guild meets at the Legion for all their meetings, and regularly posts things of interest on their Facebook page. The Guild’s door is always open to visitors and new members, said Walpole. “The more members that we have, the more ideas and the more we learn, just to stay green and growing,” said Cindy Perreault speaks with fellow artist Jerry KaiWalpole. “The Guild is a great place to meet, share and ser about her handmade paper and personal poems, show what you do with like-minded people.” on display at the Art Guild’s fall show this past November. (photo by Jason G. Antonio)

Sask. farm machinery icon in creditor protection By Ron Walter - For Moose jaw Express


One of Saskatchewan’s oldest and best-known farm machinery manufacturer has been granted creditor protection by the courts. EXPRESS Morris Industries, one of Yorkton’s biggest employers with 300 workers, continues to operate under the Companies Creditor Agreement Act. Morris filed for creditor protection on Jan. 8 after realizing there was insufficient cash flow to pay coming bills. Court documents show Morris had $55 million in debt. About 650 unsecured creditors, mainly dealers and suppliers, are owed $13 million. The company’s main banker, BMO, has extended $5.9 million interim financing while the creditor protection process runs its course. The court has approved a plan to find a buyer or investors for the operation – manufacturing plants in Yorkton and Minnedosa, Man. and a Virden, Man. dealership. The receiver, Alvarez and Marsal Canada Inc., listed unexpected warranties with a new drill, international trade disputes, poor harvest, new loan covenants with BMO, loss of a receivable’s lender and huge inventory as reasons for the company’s troubles. Sales have declined for several years. Buyers have until March 9 to show interest, with March 22 as the court date to go over bids. Morris Industries was started in 1924 by George Morris in his garage. Morris was inducted into the Saskatchewan Agriculture Hall of Fame in 1977. Known first for its rod weeders, the company has grown over the last 96 years to manufacture air carts, drills, seeders, packer harrows and bale carriers. Morris received $4.1 million in a five-year federal agritech grant in 2017. The Morris family sold the business in 2007 after 58 years of ownership. New owners took over in 2017. Morris is the second large agricultural business on the Prairies needing creditor protection within the last year. Ilta Grain, with a buying/processing facility in Belle Plaine, went into receivership last June and was sold to various buyers. Ron Walter can be reached at

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Vanier students share successes and challenges of running a business Jason G. Antonio - Moose Jaw Express

Students from Vanier Collegiate’s Entrepreneurship 30 class who learned how to run their own businesses provided a summary recently of how their projects went and what they learned from the experience. The two groups presented their final shareholders’ reports on Jan. 22. Members of Moose Jaw’s business and education communities and the students acted as the board of directors while the youths voted each time to receive all the reports. One group organized the seventh annual Vanier Christmas Craft and Trade Show, while another group launched a venture called Scrub ‘N’ Scrunch that sold hair scrunchies and body scrub products. Afterward, each group presented a cheque to its chosen charity; trade show students donated $2,500 to Transition House and Scrub ‘N’ Scrunch students donated $162 to the Kinsmen Inclusion Centre. Students who ran the trade show also earned $340 each based on the event’s profits. Vanier has offered the Entrepreneurship 30 class since 2009, with the class connecting to the prestigious international Junior Achievement program. About $30,000 has been donated to charities in Moose Jaw and Saskatchewan over the past 11 years through the class’ projects. Craft and trade show Helping organize the trade show went well even if there were a few hiccups, said Kendra Rice. She liked that her group chose this type of business since she thought it would be more fun to pursue an established business instead of starting one from scratch. Rice managed the event’s social media advertising. She explained that the group used Facebook more than Instagram or Twitter since their main audience — mothers, grandparents and children — used that platform more often. The group had 324 Facebook followers and only 10 Twitter followers. The advertising and attendance of unique vendors both contributed to a successful trade show, she continued. For example, a vendor who created woodworking products likely attracted many more people. Around 1,000 people attended this year, compared to 950 last year.

Students from the Scrub ‘N’ Scrunch business venture present a cheque for $162 to Marta Woodrow (third from right), a board member with the Kinsmen Inclusion Centre. Photo by Jason G. Antonio

Students who organized the seventh annual Vanier Christmas Craft and Trade Show present a cheque for $2,500 to Jen Angus (fifth from right), executive director of Transition House. Photo by Jason G. Antonio

Overall, there were 64 vendors this year, an increase of two from last year. During the presentation, the students said they managed to add extra vendors after rearranging the floor plan. They also thought they could increase the number of merchants who attend next year. One challenge the group faced was with communications, Rice said. The students attempted to keep each other informed about their respective work but experienced some issues since there were 10 of them. However, they kept each other updated as best as possible. Rice thought the presentation went well. Choosing Transition House was a change from previous years, as the students normally choose Riverside Mission, she added. The group thought it would be a nice switch to focus on a women’s shelter instead of a men’s shelter. Scrub ‘N’ Scrunch Running Scrub ‘N’ Scrunch went well, especially considering the students started as groups of two and three who didn’t know each other very well, explained Lauren Walcer. “For the five of us to come together to create something, it’s pretty amazing,” she said. “We did a lot better than you’d think five strangers would do.” Walcer, who was the head of scrunchie production and head of social media, enjoyed working in a manner different than she’s used to. The group decided not to have a president but gave each other equal roles. With a laugh, she admitted she is a person who wants to control everything. Yet, the experience forced her and some members to calm down and let others take

control. The group’s biggest challenge was working together and combining their ideas, Walcer continued. Furthermore, while they created a product that’s popular, it can also be purchased from known retailers. They had to work hard to prove their business was better since they were an unknown entity. In the end, the group sold 356 scrunchies — including 125 premium ones for $3 each and 178 regular ones at $2.50 each — and 68 sugar scrubs. “I think we turned out really successful,” she said, “considering we’re all balancing school work (and) half of our group is try-

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Heritage Awards given to six Moose Jaw recipients for preserving history Larissa Kurz

The Heritage Advisory Committee took the microphone during the recent Moose Jaw & District Chamber of Commerce Citizen of the Year luncheon to recognize the many efforts around the city to preserve the rich heritage of Moose Jaw. Six awards were presented this year, each one to a person or organization that has made significant contributions in preserving and promoting the built heritage of the city. Heritage Advisory Committee members Scott Hellings and councillor Crystal Froese made the presentations.

Tourism Moose Jaw executive director Jacki L’Heureux-Masen accepting the Heritage Advocacy & Education Award from Heritage Advisory Committee members Scott Hellings and Crystal Froese.

A Heritage Craftspeople or Tradespeople Award was presented to Steady Metalworks for their work on Team Mac, replacing Mac the Moose’s antlers this fall, and their help in revitalizing the Capitol Theatre’s iconic marquee. John and Donna Bye were given a Restoration Award, for the extensive restoration work they completed on a home on Coteau Street East. Four awards for Heritage Advocacy and Education were also given, for continued work in sharing the city’s heritage. Percy Hill received this award, for his continued efforts in promoting the natu-

John Gibson, on behalf of Moose Jaw Dayz Facebook group, accepting the Heritage Advocacy & Education Award from Heritage Advisory Committee members Scott Hellings and Crystal Froese.

ral heritage of Moose Jaw and his extensive knowledge of the Moose Jaw River Valley. Tourism Moose Jaw was given an award as well, for their ongoing cemetery tour and its educational foundation. The Moose Jaw Dayz Facebook group received an award for the page’s ongoing role as a place to share photos and stories about Moose Jaw’s history, making it a useful resource. The organizers of BisonFest also received a Heritage Advocacy and Education Award, as the event functions as both a celebration of the cultures that relied on the buffalo and an interactive pop-up museum about living on the Northern Plains. “It was an honour to be recognized that the amount of work that goes into it and the amount of work that the other organizers have put into it [is appreciated],” said Rich Pickering, the BisonFest committee member who accepted the award. The Heritage Advisory Committee presents awards each year and accepts nominations from the public for consideration.

BisonFest committee member Rich Pickering accepting the Heritage Advocacy & Education Award from Heritage Advisory Committee members Scott Hellings and Crystal Froese.

Brysen Bert from Steady Metalworks, accepting the Heritage Craftspeople & Tradespeople Award from Heritage Advisory Committee members Scott Hellings and Crystal Froese.

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Percy Hill, accepting the Heritage Advocacy & Education Award from Heritage Advisory Committee members Scott Hellings and Crystal Froese.

Donna Bye accepting the Restoration Award from Heritage Advisory Committee members Scott Hellings and Crystal Froese.

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Chamber honours award winners at Citizen and Group of the Year luncheon Larissa Kurz

The Chamber of Commerce hosted a luncheon to highlight a number of individuals and groups in the community who have gone out of their way to better Moose Jaw, before awarding one nominee from each category with an impressive title. This year’s Citizen of the Year Award was given to Krystal Chow, to celebrate the volunteer work she has done around the community. Chow was nominated for a long list of community involvement: her work with the Warrior’s Booster Club, her help organizing radiothons for the Dr. F.H. Wigmore Regional Hospital and Humane Society, her involvement with the Canadian Tire JumpStart program. She was also a part of the volunteer force that made the recent Saskatchewan Air Show hosted at 15 Wing possible and will be providing her time and expertise as a volunteer with the upcoming Scotties Tournament of Hearts. “[I’m] very surprised and very lucky to be Citizen of the Year,” said Chow, on winning the award. “Most people would say when they volunteer, they don’t expect anything. . . so, for it to be recognized is very humbling, very exciting, and I’m very happy.” Volunteer work is something that Chow has always considered important and is why she continues to lend herself to the community in so many ways. “Growing up in our family, you always knew that you volunteered, you always help the community, you helped your neighbor, even if it was just shoveling their walk,” said Chow. This year’s Group of the Year Award was given to Moose Jaw Families For Change, for the numerous ways they

Citizen of the Year Award winner Krystal Chow, with presenters Scott Greenough from CAE Canada Inc. (L) and Chamber of Commerce president Jasmine Cameron (R).

Representatives from Moose Jaw Families for Change accepting the Group of the Year Award from presenters Scott Greenough from CAE Canada Inc. (L) and Chamber of Commerce president Jasmine Cameron (R).

offer support and betterment to the entire community. The group focuses on creating an inclusive space for adults with disabilities, offering independence through their housing initiative, programming at the Kinsmen Inclusion Centre, and their new workplace experience program at the Kinsmen Cafe. MJFFC also supports other initiatives, organizations, and even businesses throughout the city, and works with many community partners in their programming. Several representatives from MJFFC were present to receive the award, including both staff and clients from the organization who were excited to be recognized. “We’re certainly humbled and we’re most definitely grateful for the opportunity to win this award,” said Katie

Statler, community coordinator for MJFFC. “We really try to do what we do for the acknowledgement of those that we support and not for ourselves as the messengers.” An impressive number of nominees were featured this year for both awards, a fact that Chamber CEO Rob Clark was happy to accommodate. “Wow is the word, I feel the nominees we had were absolutely awesome this year,” said Clark. “Moose Jaw always comes through, with nominations.” The Chamber also gave the stage to the Heritage Advisory Committee, who presented six awards to deserving Moose Jaw heritage advocates for the work they have done to preserve the city’s history.

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South Hill Fine Foods closes briefly after ‘evil people’ hack systems Jason G. Antonio - Moose Jaw Express

Residents on South Hill will have to purchase groceries from elsewhere for a couple of days after “evil people” hacked the South Hill Fine Foods and corrupted every digital system. “It pretty much crippled us,” said general manager Perry Chambers. “They got into all my files. Everything that it takes to run this store, they got into and they’re holding it ransom. If we want it back, we have to pay.” On advice from the Moose Jaw Police Service, the grocery store did not respond to the ransom demand. Instead, Chambers had to purchase all new equipment. This includes new cash tills and office computers. Those computers will have to be re-programmed, while every item in the store with a barcode will have to be re-entered since none of them register when scanned. “It’s a big mess,” he continued. “All my charge accounts, everything that makes this place run, doesn’t run. We’re getting another file from another store … (but) we have to go through the whole store and price verify every item.” Chambers estimated that the store has more than 24,000 items. He also estimated that the cost to replace all the systems and get the store running could be $75,000. Customers were notified of the grocery

store’s temporary closure online and by posters attached to the front doors. The posters read, “Due to our computers being corrupted by evil people, we are unable to sell any product and run the store. Chambers learned about the cyberattack on Jan. 26, when the assistant store manager arrived in the morning. His computer has files on the desktop, but they all appeared white, an indication that the system had been frozen. This meant besides the technology, the store had no access to employee schedules, pricing, or email. Police told Chambers they believe an employee might have accidentally opened a phishing scam email, which allowed the hackers to hijack the system. He pointed out the store receives dozens of emails regularly from vendors, so it’s impossible to say which — if any — were infected. There’s no way to find out what email was infected, however, since the computer is inaccessible. “I’m really stressed out because I have to fix the things,” Chambers said. “It’s something we certainly don’t need. It’s a major hit to us. We’ll live and learn, but holy cow. It’s like starting up a new store … “Why South Hill Fine Foods, for God’s sake? Can’t they pick on somebody bigger?” The only thing the store can do is get ev-

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South Hill Fine Foods has closed temporarily after hackers targeted the business in a ransomware attack. All new equipment had to be purchased since every system had been compromised. Photo by Jason G. Antonio erything back online, “take the hit” and reopen the doors, Chamber said. He and management feel bad about what happened since they have a large customer base whom they can’t serve. It’s also a blow to morale since all the files the store created during the past 30 years are now gone.

All the produce and food affected by the cyberattack will be donated to the food bank, Riverside Mission or other social agencies that might require these items. “Be careful out there,” Chambers warned other businesses, since anyone can hack into any system. Business owners never think it could happen to them, but it can. He suggested using as much security software as possible to protect yourself. Staff Sgt. Randy Jesse, media relations with the Moose Jaw Police Service, explained anyone can be a victim of ransomware. This is where hackers will encrypt the information on the computer and force the victim to pay money to have the computer unlocked. Jesse recommended that residents stay off suspicious-looking websites or webpages and don’t open unfamiliar links. If affected, victims could take their computer to a shop to see if it can be unlocked. “I don’t encourage anyone paying these (hackers),” he added. “It only encourages them to continue in these practices.”


Time for municipalities to turn tax tables on provinces, feds

The announcement of the $650 million SaskPower natural gas co-generation plant for Moose was greeted with joy by all. The power plant with 600 construction jobs over nearly three years offers the local economy a short term shot in the arm. The 25 employees running the plant will help. But the best part of this power plant is the potential attraction of industry to a reliable source of power and one that involves less carbon emissions than some other sources. Don’t be surprised if you hear of warnings about high emisby Ron Walter sions from natural gas. Some California cities are refusing to allow new buildings to install natural gas utilities. What did surprise some observers was the clause in the SaskPower/Moose Jaw agreement that SaskPower would never pay the city property taxes or grants in lieu of taxes. If this plant paid property taxes or grants in lieu of taxes, the city would get about $6 million a year – enough to replace one-fifth of current taxes on property, or hasten the water main replacement program. The no tax clause was a disappointment, but there is no obligation by the provincial government or a Crown corporation to pay property taxes. Grants-in-lieu of taxes by the Saskatchewan government started in 1998 as a kindness to help struggling municipalities with revenue. That sweet deal ended in the draconian Saskatchewan Party government budget of 2017. The end of the grants saved the province $62.1 million and cost property taxpayers an equal amount. Cities had to cut programs or raise property taxes that year. In the literature of public finance, the taxing of one level of government by another level is a no-no because it amounts to taxation without representation and certainly is double taxation. It just doesn’t make sense. Why should one level of government be allowed to tax another level of government elected by a different set of voters? Provinces impose the tax simply because they can. Municipalities were, after all, created by the provinces. That raises another issue. If the province not paying municipal taxes, or grants, is wrong, how wrong is the province collecting provincial sales taxes from municipalities? Or the feds collecting GST from municipalities? Across Canada municipalities pay hundreds of millions every year in provincial sales taxes and federal GST. Municipalities can build a strong case to become exempt from these taxes. When will they start lobbying through the Federation of Canadian Municipalities and various provincial associations? Ron Walter can be reached at

The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the position of this publication.

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five-year-old’s campaign donates over $1,000 to Humane Society One Moose Jaw girl has happily donated $1,025 to the Moose Jaw Humane Society, after making and selling cement garden turtles this fall. The idea began when five-year-old Mia Richards made a cement turtle for her mom, Mercedes Langley, for Mother’s Day. “We like to do a donation to the [Humane Society] every once in a while, so I thought, well maybe we’ll just get a few together. We didn’t know how many we would end up selling,” said Langley. Roberts decided to sell her homemade turtles, so she could make a donation to the Humane Society and help the shelter with food for their furry guests. “We got the money for the puppies and kitties so they can get food and get homes, so they can be loved,” said Richards. Richards and her turtle team — her mother and grandmother — made 78 turtles in her grandmother’s garage, after putting their idea out onto Langley’s Facebook page Junque. The team had so much response from Moose Jaw that they had to actually stop taking orders, to ensure they had enough time to fill their requests. “It was really great to see the amount of response that we got. Mia was very excited, she takes it very seriously,” said Langley. “She had her mission of making turtles and she did really great.” Humane Society executive director Dana Haukaas is

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Mia presented her impressive donation of $1,025 to Humane Society executive director Dana Haukaas. grateful for Richards’ generous donation, especially as she knows how much Richards loves visiting the animals at the shelter. “[A thousand dollars] is an overwhelming amount of money for a little girl, and for her to raise all that money and give it all to the homeless animals in Moose Jaw is pretty amazing,” said Haukaas. “Mia is kind of a frequent flyer here at the shelter . . . and she always loves to come and see the cats and the dogs, who also love to see her.” Langley operates a furniture-refinishing business here in Moose Jaw, Junque, and often donates furniture to

Funds raised at the Humane Society’s Valentine’s Day dinner will help more shelter cats like Salem, pictured here, especially during the winter.

Humane Society hosting Valentine’s Day fundraiser with a twist Larissa Kurz

The Moose Jaw Humane Society will be hosting a Valentine’s Day supper as a fundraiser for the shelter and its animals, but they’ve organized the event with a bit of a twist — it’s not on Valentine’s Day. “It is a non-Valentine’s Day Valentine’s dinner, for those of us that don’t appreciate going out on Valentine’s Day with the hustle and bustle,” said Amanda Tetarenko, from the Humane Society. The fundraiser will take place on Feb. 15 at the Canadian Brewhouse, to maintain that Valentine’s Day vibe but without the busy crowds of the romantic holiday itself. The evening will feature a prime rib dinner and a 50-50 raffle, and a chance to support the Humane Society. Minors are welcome at the Brewhouse until 8 p.m., and the dinner itself will kick off at 5 p.m.

“It can be a be a family non-Valentine’s day Valentine’s dinner, whatever works for you and your family, but it’s a great opportunity to come out, support the shelter,” said Tetarenko. All the funds raised will go back to the Humane Society to help with the various operating costs for the shelter, especially as the shelter generally sees an influx of cats during cold weather months. “The funds raised go towards the shelter here, as always,” said Tetarenko. “With the cold weather comes more animals coming in, [and] our medical expenses and our day to day expenses are always high.” Tickets for the fundraiser dinner are $20 and can be purchased at the Humane Society.

the Humane Society, much like her daughter’s project to raise money for the shelter. The Humane Society’s plan is to use the donation to purchase food for the shelter animals, as that was the request made by Richards, although Haukaas mentioned that donations can often be put towards medical bills and other needs around the shelter as well. Langley and Richards are already looking ahead to this spring, as they are planning on continuing the project and taking more orders for the charitable cement turtles. Langley encourages anyone interested in purchasing a cement turtle to support Richard’s donation to the Humane Society to keep an eye on her Facebook page for when orders open up again in the spring.

Five-year-old Mia Richards and her mother Mercedes Langley sold cement garden turtles this fall and donated all of their profits to the Moose Jaw Humane Society.

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3/4 cup cocoa powder 1 cup flour 1/2 cup baking powder Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a 9x13 inch pan with cooking spray. Combine apple butter, sugar, brown sugar, vanilla and eggs. Mix until blended and smooth. Stir in cocoa, flour and baking powder. Mix until all ingredients are blended. Spoon batter into prepared pan and bake 30-35 minutes. Cool to room temperature then sprinkle with some powdered sugar, if desired, or serve with ice cream. Makes 24 slices. ••• Almond Chocolate Mousse 2 tsps. unflavoured gelatin 1/3 cup sugar 1/4 cup cocoa powder 1/2 cup water 1/2 cup evaporated milk 1 1/2 tsps. vanilla extract 1 1/2 tsps. almond extract 1/2 cup Cool Whip Combine gelatin, sugar, cocoa powder and water in a medium saucepan. Cook over high heat until mixture comes to a boil. Pour into a 2 quart bowl then gradually add milk and mix until blended. Cover bowl and freeze for about one hour. Using an electric mixer, whip chocolate mixture until fluffy. Stir in vanilla and almond extracts, Spoon into four individual serving cups and top with Cool Whip. Top with a maraschino cherry, if desired. Joyce Walter can be reached at


REFLECTIVE MOMENTS Pork chops preferred prize at meat draws

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With the price of meat edging higher and higher, is it little wonder that meat draws in Moose Jaw (and likely elsewhere) are so successful. The luck of the draw is of course a factor but winning a roast or package of pork chops occasionally helps the grocery budget, offers some entertaining fun and also provides some profits for sponsoring agencies that undertake good

works in the community. For anyone unfamiliar with the meat draw concept, it is really quite simple. Folks gather at the venue of choice, rolls of coin in hand, and await the moment when a ticket seller approaches with strings of tickets. Tickets are sold one for $1 with no limit on how many tickets one could buy with the hope of winning the meat parcel for that draw. The buyer receives a ticket on which a number is printed. The seller retains a second ticket bearing the same number. That ticket is placed in a container for the draw. The number on the player’s ticket must match the number of the ticket drawn. The holder of the winning ticket takes home the bacon — or maybe ribs or chicken breasts, perhaps a ham and on special occasions, a turkey. Then the sales start again. The number of draws for the

main event varies according to the sponsoring group. Then there are free draws using those same tickets, plus a variety of special draws to round out the afternoon or evening. Good-natured booing and hissing occurs when the same person wins more than one package of meat, and there is specialized hisses when one is lucky enough to draw one’s own number. In addition to the possibility of winning enough meat to feed the family for one or two meals, meat draws are a time of socialization, friendly banter, some sipping of beverages, enjoyment of a meal and a place to hang out in support of worthy endeavours. Over the years our family’s meat draw winning record has been better than the success we’ve had at the lottery kiosk. An expenditure of $7 or $8 for a package of those dreaded chicken breasts or a Christmas turkey is a much better return than any success at winning the elusive million dollars. I haven’t kept track but I’m convinced we are ahead of the game, even if our wins go in spurts. I don’t mind the boos and hisses, if only the chicken breasts could be won by someone else. Joyce Walter can be reached at The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the position of this publication.

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Sask Canola meeting to highlight growing concerns By Ron Walter - For Agri-Mart Express

Sask. Canola will host a Top Notch Farm meeting in Moose Jaw on Feb. 6 at the Heritage Inn. AGRIMART EXPRESS The day long session will feature seven presentations plus opening remarks by Sask. Canola director Don Wiebe. Barb Ziesman of Saskatchewan Agriculture will discuss the expanding club root disease issue and update guests on pulse diseases. Warren Ward of Canada Canola will discuss spring frost and plant stand recovery while Nathan Gregg will discuss combine management and storage concerns. Jim Tansey of Saskatchewan Agriculture will talk about insect matters. Malt barley agronomy will be tackled by Mitchell Japp of Saskatchewan Agriculture. An MNP speaker will talk about inter-generational farm transfer. There is no fee to attend but guests should register at Similar meetings are being held at Sturgis, Meadow Lake and Melfort. Ron Walter can be reached at

Producer/Ag Canada plant breeding model suggested By Ron Walter - For Agri-Mart Express

A leading Saskatchewan ag economist believes grain producers need to dig down and work with the federal government on a public plant breeding program. The partnership would involve producer and federal money in a new entity. Agriculture Canada may leave plant breeding of new varieties to the commercial sector except for trait research. Agriculture Canada’s role in plant breeding has been suspect since it unveiled plans to charge either an end point or farm saved seed royalty on grain. The success of public plant breeding programs is wide, the University of Saskatchewan grain policy analyst told Cro-

Celebrate Canada’s Agriculture Day Canada’s Agriculture Day is back. Last year, the entire ag industry gathered at hundreds of events across the country, shared our pride, opened doors to new food conversations, and trended nationally on Twitter. The day has grown every year, and we can’t wait to do the same together in 2020! Join us on February 11 as we raise a fork to the food we love. With more events, more conversations and more connections in 2020, you can make the celebration better than ever. Connecting with consumers Canada’s Agriculture Day is a time to showcase all the amazing things happening in the industry and help consumers see the connection to where their food comes from and the people who produce it. Consumers want to learn more, and this day is a great way to start the conversation, in person and online. Here are just a few ways you can get involved:

posphere in Saskatoon. An input-output index of Prairie crops shows slow growth of inputs but over 250 per cent growth in output since the mid1970s. Much of the output increase comes from developing new plant varieties. Various studies have shown an internal rate of return from plant breeding ranges between 20 per cent and 51 per cent, depending on the grain. Australia has had a simple public/private plant breeding model giving producers some control of the process.

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Dress for your health first, success second by Dr. Steven Heidinger, Moose Jaw Chiropractor Much of my formative years were in the 1970’s. Some of the memories of those times involved the clothing we wore. Earth shoes, painted-on jeans and bomber jackets always come to mind. Like many fashion trends, style often comes before comfort and in some situations, even one’s health is sacrificed for the sake of style. Here are some ways your choice of clothing may be affecting your health and wellness: Footwear. Not too long ago I decided to give up on wearing dress shoes at work. Nearly all sports’ shoe companies are making stylish footwear that maintains athletic support. If you are on your feet for a large part of your day, dress shoes may not be the best choice.

And high heels? If you want to maintain back health, ditch the heels. Neckties. In my earlier days of practice, I would wear ties at work. Aside from the tie dangling into the patient’s face, I also found it caused me neck pain. Research is telling us neckties negatively affect posture, and possibly affect blood flow to the brain. Tight pants. Years ago, I was proud of myself when I found a pair of $300 jeans dirt cheap at an outlet store. The purchase proved not so smart because they were so tight that I became dizzy within a half-hour of wearing them. Tight pants can affect circulation and even digestion. Loosen up. Poor-fitting bra. I was beside myself the first time I joined my wife while she shopped for a bra. “How much was that?!?!?”. The fitting took well over an hour, and the price was close to the cost of my golf driver. All worth it considering a poor fitting bra has potential health consequences such as postural stress, skin chafing and poor lymphatic drainage. Backpacks and purses. As the Canadian Chiropractic Association recommends, “Pack it light, wear it right”. Not much more to say about that.

Tight underwear. Just light super tight pants, underwear can cause digestive issues as well if not fitting. Tight undergarments may limit your muffin top, the consequences may be the inability to even digest that muffin. For men, chronically tight underwear may lead to chronic DINKS (Double Income, No Kids). Bling. Heavy and hazardous. Just like neckties, all that jewelry may be putting stress on your spine, plus evidence has shown that some jewelry may be made with not-so-safe substances like lead, chlorine, mercury, arsenic and dangerous flame-retardants. Maybe your bling should have a list of ingredients attached. Belts. “Sure, you’re a 34…Not!!”. Wear it low and you are a 34. Wear it where it should be, and you’re probably a 42. Wearing a tight belt too low can actually lead to nerve impingement. Numb thighs anyone? Dressing for success is one thing, but more importantly you should be dressing with your health in mind. The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the position of this publication.

Research shows teacher-directed education most effective for students’ success Jason G. Antonio - Moose Jaw Express

Traditional teacher-directed teaching methods have been shown in countless studies to be a more effective way to educate students than any other approach, a policy paper suggests. Ever since the 1960s, when the United States government funded one of the largest educational research studies ever conducted, researchers have found students who receive direct instruction did better in all areas of schooling than students who engage in constructivist — or self-discovery — education, according to the Canadian-based Frontier Centre for Public Policy (FCPP) in a 2014 paper entitled “A Parent’s Guidebook to Common Sense Education in Saskatchewan.” The report was presented during the Prairie South School Division’s most recent board meeting by a trio of mothers concerned about the use of outcome-based education and reporting (OBE/R) in schools. The three women presented several documents they hoped would convince trustees and division administration to consider abolishing this way of reporting. The report can be found at www.fcpp. org/sites/default/files/sk-eduhandbook. pdf. A review of the research Researchers found that not only did students in the direct instruction group have superior reading and math skills, they also had more advanced skills in reading comprehension and math problem-solving, according to the FCPP document. Furthermore, direct instruction students had more positive self-esteem that was likely due to their academic competence. These groups of students were followed for 10 years, with the direct instruction students continuing to outperform the other students in math, reading and writing. These students were also more than twice as likely to complete high school as students in the constructivist group. Jeanne Chall, a Harvard University professor, wrote a book that synthesized all the major research studies comparing the

Moose Jaw mom Lindsay Newsham hands a folder filled with information about the pitfalls of outcome-based education to Steve Robitaille, chief financial officer for Prairie South School Division, during the recent board of education meeting. Photo by Jason G. Antonio effectiveness of traditional, teacher-directed techniques with student-centered, or constructivist, techniques. Chall’s conclusion: “Traditional, teacher-centered schools, according to research and practice, are more effective than progressive, student-centered schools for the academic achievement of most children. And that approach is especially beneficial for students who come to school less well-prepared for academic learning — children of less-educated families, inner-city children, and those with learning difficulties at all social levels.” John Hattie, director of the Melbourne Education Research Institute in Australia, authored a book that reviewed the results of thousands of research studies into the way teachers teach and how student achieve. He wrote: “The role of the constructivist teacher is claimed to be more of facilitation to provide opportunities for individual students to acquire knowledge and construct meaning through their own activities, and through discussion, reflection and the sharing of ideas with other learners with minimal corrective inter-

vention. These kinds of statements are almost directly opposite to the successful recipe for teaching and learning …” In 2006, the highly-rated journal Educational Psychologist published a peer-reviewed article by three physicians. The authors compared the effectiveness of traditional, teacher-centred teaching methods with minimally guided constructivist teaching techniques. Their conclusion showed: “In so far as there is any evidence from controlled studies, it almost uniformly supports direct, strong, instructional guidance rather than constructivist-based minimal guidance during the instruction of novice to intermediate learners. “Even for students with considerable prior knowledge, strong guidance while learning is most often found to be equally effective as unguided approaches. Not only is unguided instruction normally less effective; there is also evidence that it may have negative results when students acquire misconceptions or incom-

plete or disorganized knowledge.” Mike Schmoker, an author, speaker and former school administrator, wrote a book that outlines three things schools must do to improve students’ academic achievement: have a coherent and focused curriculum, ensure teachers teach high-quality lessons, and include purposeful reading and meaningful writing in every course. Essentially, students should actually read substantive, quality books and articles and write formal essays. “(P)resent-day curriculum guides contain too much verbiage and too few clearly defined goals and standards for the students to reach,” the report said of Schmoker’s findings. While his recommendations go against constructivist ideology, which discourages direct instruction, the report added that Schmoker’s recommendations are supported by considerable research evidence.

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Mediocrity biggest threat to education, says PSSD trustee

While the public might think that the biggest threat to education is underfunding, one school board trustee actually believes the biggest threat is the growing influence of mediocrity in classrooms. Parents with concerns are often dismissed as old-fashioned or criticized for relying on anecdotal evidence, Brian Swanson, a trustee with the Prairie South School Division (PSSD), said during the recent board meeting. However, he attended a school community council meeting where parents were concerned that there seemed to be no firm deadline for when students had to submit their assignments. Based on his “old-fashioned, anecdotally-based, non-researched-based opinion,” he thought this mediocrity was a symptom of what plagued the education system, especially in relation to outcome-based education and reporting (OBE/R). “It’s not an easy battle to fight … ,” he said after three Moose Jaw mothers expressed their concerns about OBE/ R’s use in the school division. “We have abandoned excellence in education. The solution is with parents. It’s not going to be around this table; it’s not going to be in the offices here. It’s going to be with parents.” Among the documents provided to trustees about OBE/R was a letter from the Ministry of Education in response to one of the mother’s concerns about reporting student

Jason G. Antonio - Moose Jaw Express achievement with letters instead of percentages. The document indicated the decision to implement OBE/R is up to school divisions and not the province. Outcome-based education has been used in PSSD for more than 10 years, Swanson pointed out. A report about this practice did not come to the board before it was implemented — a fact confirmed by another trustee — which is critical to understand. It is true that the solution could be with parents, but it’s also going to be with university professors, said Jan Nelson, who, along with Cheryl Searle and Lindsay Newsham, spoke to the board. She pointed out the University of Saskatchewan announced a few years ago that students from Saskatchewan were doing much worse compared to out-of-province students. Professors apparently had to adjust grades to ensure students passed. Nelson agreed with Swanson’s point that giving students too much time to hand in assignments increases mediocrity. Searle thought that students should have to ask for extensions instead of being given them. They should also have to prove they deserve a second chance to re-write a test. The goal to make school reporting more meaningful was one recommendation that came out of a recent education meeting involving Saskatchewan school divisions, said trustee Shawn Davidson. That concern was heard all

around the table during that meeting. “Our job as the elected … is to bring that voice of parents and the public to publicly funded education,” he said, adding the three mothers did the right thing by putting together a well-researched presentation about OBE. Trustee Tim McLeod wondered if, instead of a four-point scale using letters, the mothers wanted a 12-point scale that included pluses and minuses to indicate more effectively how students are doing. A quick fix would be to adjust the scale indicators for the rest of the year, said Nelson. But real change would involve introducing a standards-based curriculum using standardized assessments. This would help drive learning and help parents understand what their kids know or don’t know. Change either needs to happen with grading, or teachers need to provide better comments and feedback on report cards, Searle said. This is particularly important since some students receive a letter grade indicating they are passing, but are later told they are below grade level in some required skills. Moose Jaw trustee Jan Radwanski suggested that the three women should attempt to become a trustee during this fall’s school board elections. They could bring their informed perspective to an issue that won’t disappear anytime soon.

Australia’s troubles with outcome-based education should concern everyone, mothers say Saskatchewan should learn from Australia about the drawbacks of using outcomes-based education, especially since international learning scores in the land Down Under have decreased since the system’s implementation, a trio of Moose Jaw mothers says. Australia implemented outcomes-based education (OBE) in 1993, which led to rumblings of discontent from teachers and parents, according to an article from the Australian Broadcasting Corporation. When the school system attempted to implement non-percentage grading for

Jason G. Antonio - Moose Jaw Express grades 11 and 12, the public began to Another education professional, Kevin speak out. Donnelly, has also produced a report on This led to the creation of People Lob- Australia’s use of OBE. That is at www. bying Against Teaching Outcomes (PLA- TO) in 2004 by high school science PLATO later received the support of uniteacher Marko Vojkavic. He said the Aus- versity professors, who said there was tralian government should halt the imple- a noticeable and observable decline in mentation of all OBE courses in Western performance of students in the maths and Australia since it was a waste of money sciences subjects. By 2007 the minister of education deintroducing them when schools needed to upgrade their infrastructure and equip- clared that OBE did not work in practice ment. He also thought no amount of re- and the curriculum would be dismissed. fining would make the courses better un- However, when the new curriculum was less the assessment process was changed. revised, it was still outcomes-based. Such was the information that three Moose Jaw mothers provided to the Prairie South School Division’s board of trustees during the most recent board meeting. Jan Nelson, Cheryl Searle and Lindsay Newsham expressed their concerns about how schools use outcomes-based education and reporting. They believed OBE negatively affects student motivation and lacks clarity in reporting how students are truly doing; some of their kids have done poorly under this system. Among the documents presented to trustees, one focused on how OBE has adversely affected Australia and its standing in the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA), a worldwide program that measures 15-year-olds’ ability to use their reading, mathematics and science knowledge to meet real-life challenges. “I have been in correspondence with Marko Vojkavic, the leader of PLATO, and he shared with me that the province (of Western Australia) is still very much outcomes-based, as well as the whole nation,” Nelson told board trustees. “He

(also) forwarded me a document showing Australia’s results of the last PISA test scores.” That document indicated PISA results for Australia in 2003 placed it 10th in maths, fourth in reading and sixth in science. In 2018 — 15 years later — Australia’s PISA scores showed it had dropped to 29th in maths, 17th in sciences and 16th in reading. Over those 15 years, there has been an increase in low-performing students versus high-performing youths, Nelson pointed out. It is the students who are doing poorly who are now becoming teachers in the Australian education system. “The education road Australia is treading is very concerning,” she continued. “I worry this could be us in 15 years.” Data from the 2003 PISA study found that Canada placed sixth in maths, third in reading and 11th in sciences. In 2018, Canada placed 12th in maths, sixth in reading and eighth in sciences. Nelson pointed out the gap between high-achieving Canadian students and low-achieving pupils has widened due to an increase in low achievers since 2009. Furthermore, data from the Council of Ministers of Education, Canada (CMEC) shows Saskatchewan is lowering the Canadian PISA average, especially in math. “If in fact outcome-based (education) is the best form of education in this 21st century, why are we declining?” Nelson wondered. While the philosophy of OBE is beautiful, the reality is after 10 years of implementing it in Prairie South, there are still significant concerns, she added. Major modifications and additional support are needed for OBE to be truly effective.

Graphs show how Australian students have done in reading, maths and sciences while participating in the international Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) program. Photo courtesy PISA

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Festival of Words gearing up for season launch in April Larissa Kurz

The Festival of Words has announced the official launch date of the 2020 festival season, and while it’s a few months away still, there’s a few things the literary organization has going on to fill the calendar until then. This year’s Festival of Words will take place on July 16-19, with the official beginning of the season opening on April 30 with a Launch Party from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. “It’s kind of a come-and-go thing; we have treats and coffee and tea,” said Amanda Farnel, operations coordinator at Festival of Words. “It’s kind of the start of our festival season.” The Launch Party open house will reveal the schedule of literary guests and workshops that will fill the fourday festival this year, as well as announce the availability of tickets and passes. Already, the Festival has confirmed a few impressive names that will be making an appearance this year, including Canada Reads 2019 feature author Lindsay Wong and this year’s Giller Prize winner Ian Williams, as well as former host of Daily Planet Jay Ingram. “[Jay Ingram] has got a series of kids’ books called The Science of Why and he’s basically written them based off of questions that kids have come up to ask him,” said Farnel. “We’re still confirming the last bit of the lineup, but we’ve got some really great people coming.” Between now and April, the Festival of Words will also be keeping Moose Jaw busy with a few noteworthy events to satiate the need for literature and art.

Some of the novels featured at last year’s Festival of Words. The winter Cineview series has begun, with five new films straight from the Toronto International Film Festival showing one night a month until May. Upcoming on Feb. 5 is a showing of Parasite, the South Korean film that made history winning a Golden Globe award just last month. Performer’s Cafe open mic night at Mitsu Cafe will also continue on the last Thursday of each month, featuring the works of local artists, writers, and poets alongside a headlining performer from the prairie arts scene. Although Regina-based rapper Big Mo took the stage at the end of January, on Feb. 27 poet Imogen Rennie will be featured. The new upcoming schedule of headlining artists will also be announced at the February open mic night, listing the artists scheduled to appear from now until September.

The Festival of Words monthly book club will continue, meeting at the Moose Jaw Public Library once a month at 2:30 p.m. “The great thing about our book clubs is that they’re really a precursor to the Festival,” said Farnel. “We bring a lot of books that are by people who are actually coming to the Festival.” February’s novel will be Geography of Blood by Candace Savage, which is part of a province-wide program called One Book, One Province. In March, the club will discuss Reproduction by Giller Prize winner Ian Williams who is attending this year’s Festival, and in April, Cry Wolf by Harold Johnson will be featured — another past Festival attendee. The Festival of Words has also announced the details of this year’s LitCon writing conference, which will take place on Mar. 21. LitCon is a day-long conference focusing on genre writing and publishing tactics, with workshops and presentations for writers, “Rather than the bigger publishers, this is more focused on genre writers, like mystery and fantasy and sci-fi writers,” said Farnel. More information about any of the upcoming events or programs from Festival of Words are available on their website,

Most parents dislike use of outcome-based reporting in schools, survey says Jason G. Antonio - Moose Jaw Express

Most parents who responded to an online survey about outcome-based education and reporting said they are dissatisfied with the teaching method and thought it had a negative effect on student motivation. However, a slim majority of teachers who also responded said they were upbeat about using outcome-based education even though some of them considered taking time off — or retiring — due to the stress of implementing the system. The survey results were presented during the Prairie South School Division’s (PSSD) most recent board meeting. Moose Jaw mothers Jan Nelson, Cheryl Searle and Lindsay Newsham shared the concerns they have with outcome-based education (OBE) and outcome-based reporting (OBR) and presented their research showing that this particular system is flawed. Online survey Nelson and Searle conducted the online survey from Nov. 12 to Dec. 6, 2019 seeking anonymous feedback from parents, teachers, division staff, students and concerned citizens about outcome-based education. While the survey was open to everyone in both school divisions in Moose Jaw, only two entries came from the Catholic division, so those results were excluded. Eighty-nine people took the survey, including 61 parents, 22 teachers, two

PSSD staff, and four concerned citizens. The women acknowledged in the survey that the sample size was small since their ability to contact teachers and parents was limited. However, they still hoped the results would provide a starting point for discussion and would encourage PSSD board trustees and administration to further study and evaluate the effects of outcome-based education and reporting on students’ learning, on parent engagement in student learning, and on teachers’ workload. Teacher feedback Of the 22 teachers who responded, 59 per cent said they were happy with OBE/R, but time constraints were an issue for 59 per cent of educators and 31 per cent said they took time off — or considered doing so — due to the stress from initiating OBE/R. Meanwhile, 45 per cent have some concerns about the accuracy of OBR, how it is communicated with parents and students, and how it affects student motivation. They were also given the opportunity to provide comments; those were summarized at the end of the report Parent feedback Of the 61 parents or guardians who responded, 79 per cent said they were dissatisfied or very dissatisfied with the current OBR marking system and none wanted it used in grades 9 to 12. However, six per cent said it could be used from kindergar-

ten to Grade 8 and 48 per cent said it could be used from kindergarten to Grade 5. Eighty-four per cent thought OBE/R had negative effects on student motivation, compared to 32 per cent of teachers. Parents also reported high concerns with the accuracy of OBR and how it was communicated (80 per cent, respectively). “Some teachers commented that parents … should leave decisions about education to the experts, but this level of dissatisfaction with the current system does need to be recognized and addressed,” the report said. The comments from parents show a high level of frustration with OBR and some of the principles of OBE, the report added. Those who were pleased with OBE/R seemed to have children in the younger grades. They were also given the opportunity to provide comments; those were summarized at the end. An overwhelmed teacher Nelson highlighted one comment from a middle-years teacher during the board meeting. “I have found that increasingly as my career progresses, I am covering less of the curriculum outcomes in the year (while) the kids (who) come to me have also not mastered or been proficient in prior outcomes and the prerequisites in learning a new outcome despite having come from classrooms with excellent, hardworking

teachers,” the teacher wrote. Kids are less motivated to do well or even care, while parents find the reporting meaningless, the teacher continued. A beginning student needs intensive supports early, while it’s unrealistic to expect teachers to plan for and teach five learning levels by themselves. Meanwhile, the teacher wrote that they were tired of being told to do their best and give 100 per cent every day since that was all that could be done. “… What I do know is I am literally overwhelmed, and if I’m overwhelmed, imagine how much kids feel,” the teacher said. “It is extremely exhausting and time-consuming and not a good use of my precious time (to continually assess students). It takes time away from allowing me to work with students, prepare for students and teach students.” The teacher noted that educators know what to do but aren’t being allowed to do it. “…I feel talked down to and over by people who have not been in a classroom in at least 10 years and have … no real idea what it is like,” the teacher added. “… Let’s allow people to teach. Let your professionals hit targets in their own way and stop the constant assessing and invest in people.” The next PSSD board meeting is Tuesday, Feb. 4.


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Re: Energy Capture, Not Carbon Capture Slavery continues to be a global problem. The economics of humans being used to enslave more humans has haunted me since I read Empire of Cotton. Fortunately, slave owners can no longer secure capital from legitimate banks by mortgaging their slaves. The topic of mortgaging slaves is far removed from the topic of Saskatchewan’s Boundary Dam Carbon Capture and

Senior Managers Hard at Work? City Manager Jim Puffalt, Bylaw Enforcement Officer Rod Montgomery, and Council re: Derelict/Nuisance Property 1511 Hastings St. Today, I reviewed my notes on Rod Montgomery attendance of August 20, 2018, when he was acting as a bylaw enforcement officer for the property in question.

Storage Demonstration (CCS) project. There is one similarity though. After capturing carbon dioxide, SaskPower sells it to Cenovus Energy. Cenovus uses it for enhanced oil recovery. Yes, like the slaves who were used to produce more slavery, the CCS carbon dioxide is being used to produce more carbon dioxide. For every 1 ton of carbon dioxide captured, the enhanced oil recovery process results in an estimated 1.4 tons carbon dioxide—an additional 0.4 tons. In a column in 2014, Murray Mandryk calculated CCS will cost Saskatchewan taxpayers approximately a billion dollars even though Cenovus pays royalties. He asked wouldn’t a billion-dollar investment “in wind, solar or even hydro-

Enforcement of City Law Inspection 324(1) If this Act or a bylaw authorizes or requires anything to be inspected, remedied, enforced or done by a city, a designated officer may, after making reasonable efforts to notify the owner or occupier of any land or building to be entered to carry out the inspection:

Mr. Montgomery told me he didn’t know about my calls. So I asked him for the regulation that prevented “his fire inspector from going on the property to do a fire inspection.”

Mr. Montgomery not knowing of the calls, claiming ignorance and not following up with me shows poor management.

He hasn’t responded to my request, to date, (17 months ago). But here they are:

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Provincial Fire Safety Act Inspections 30(1) Subject to subsections (2) and (3), a fire inspector may, without a warrant, at any reasonable time, enter on any land or into any premises for the purposes of conducting an inspection for the purposes of monitoring compliance with this Act, the regulations or any order made pursuant to this Act or a bylaw passed pursuant to this Act. Cities Act Division 4

March 13, 2019 Bylaw 5567 Fire Bylaw Speaking before Executive Committee Fire Chief Rod Montgomery delivered a highly respectful yet candid presentation on proposed Bylaw 5567 the Fire Bylaw. It’s hard for us to collect fees for something not clearly defined,” Chief Montgomery told Executive Committee. Chief Montgomery wasn’t presently pursuing collection because “a couple of insurance companies challenged there is “nothing in our bylaw.”

electric power accomplish as much or more?” One “more” possibility is lower energy costs for taxpayers. Give your MLA, Minister Dustin Duncan, and Premier Scott Moe ( a “stop loss order.” Tell them to stop selling carbon dioxide that produces more carbon dioxide. At the same time, insist the government legislate all future tax funded energy projects be in clean power. Power that liberates us from the economic and environmental costs of fossil fuel or other extracted energy. Nancy Carswell Shellbrook, Saskatchewan

Councillor Brian Swanson commented, “according to the bylaw, if you don’t have a carbon monoxide detector in your home you are in contravention of the bylaw.” “It speaks to the safety of your citizens,” Chief Montgomery replied. The proposed bylaw also requires smoke detectors. Chief Montgomery said fires, for instance, start small and can be already well-involved inside a structure before detectable. “Nobody is going to see those flames until they come ripping through the roof (of a home) *…that 10 or 20 dollars for a smoke detector would have made all the difference in the world.” So Mr. Montgomery, how many carbon monoxide detectors and smoke detectors does the property at 1511 Hastings St. have? Cities Act 318(1) A city is vicariously liable for loss or injury arising from any act or omission of a city officer, a volunteer worker or an agent of the city acting in the course of his or her duties if the officer, volunteer worker or agent would otherwise be personally liable.

There could be hundreds of these properties in the city; would it be reasonable to say these properties are in contravention of your fire bylaw 5567?...the first warning a citizen living next to these properties is quote “Nobody is going to see those flames until they come ripping through the roof.” So what does it say about you and City Manager Puffalt? Footnote: Could it be said that your words, weak or nothing in the cities bylaws, could be the reason these properties and citizens’ complaints aren’t dealt with by senior managers and council in a fair and transparent way? Mr. Montgomery, you took offence to my words in my Complaint Letter August 15, 2018. Let me express my concern for your flipped remarks for the safety of Moose Jaw citizens, living next to these properties. So by your words, Mr. Montgomery the safest solution to “resolving” citizens’ complaints is for council and administration to update weak and ineffective bylaws. As you so eloquently pointed out, “nothing in our bylaw.” Unless you only want to collect a fee. Carter Currie

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City Hall Council Notes

MAKE A COMPLAINT As it seems that Moose Jaw City Hall does not seem to acknowledge citizen complaints, if you are disgruntled about the lack of communication at City Hall or feel you have a viable complaint with how the City of Moose Jaw is conducting their affairs and spending our taxpayers’ money, please make your voices known to the Ombudsman’s office in

Saskatchewan. Ombudsman Saskatchewan promotes and protects fairness and integrity in the design and delivery of government services. They take complaints about provincial government ministries, agencies, Crown corporations and many health entities. They also take complaints about municipal entities.

Ombudsman Saskatchewan offices are located at 150 – 2401 Saskatchewan Drive Regina Sask. S4P 4H8. Back in July the Ombudsman was Mary McFadyen; she can be reached by phone at the Regina office at (306)787-6211, Fax 306.787-9090 or e-mail Let them know how you feel and get them to investigate.

Tax incentive for hotel developer generates debate on council Jason G. Antonio - Moose Jaw Express

The municipality will pay to upgrade water and sewer infrastructure for a developer who wants to build a Holiday Inn, an issue that generated debate on city council about the “free-market enterprise system.” During its Jan. 27 regular meeting, city council voted 6-1 to approve the developer’s request for the City of Moose Jaw to upgrade services to the property line with a minimum six-inch water line, eight-inch sewer line and 12-inch storm line for 195 and 211 Diefenbaker Drive. Furthermore, there would be a reduction in the five-year tax phase-in policy incentive — from 100 per cent to 80 to 60 to 40 to 20 — to account for the estimated cost to upgrade the service and the interest included in the purchase agreement. Coun. Brian Swanson was opposed. Paying the upfront costs The owners of the Town ‘N’ Country Mall issued a letter saying they didn’t understand why council was providing tax incentives to businesses — including Canadian Tire for its purchase of exhibition property — when there is a surplus of retail space here, said Swanson. “Providing tax exemptions to retail and hotel space I view as unnecessary and

foolish,” said Swanson. The developer is using this policy to have the municipality pay for the upgrades to the water and sewer lines; council denied a similar request from another hotel recently, he continued. These are costs the developer should pay in exchange for council reducing the tax exemption during the next five years. “This is a dangerous precedent to set,” said Swanson, adding even the Hotel Association of Moose Jaw has voiced concerns about the municipality paying to upgrade the water and sewer infrastructure. He added that the developers should be responsible for the front-end cost of financing this capital development. A busy community “We live in a free-market enterprise system. Holiday Inn has come to us and they’re a flagship hotelier and we’re very lucky to have them,” said Mayor Fraser Tolmie. Tolmie explained he toured the Thatcher Drive area recently and noticed that parking lots of major hotels and motels were full. To prove his point, Tolmie held up pictures he had taken and printed out. It is not an anomaly that they were full, or that restaurants, gas stations and shops

High Street property to be subdivided so building can be sold Jason G. Antonio - Moose Jaw Express

The owners of a building on High Street West want to subdivide the property so they can sell one unit and keep the other for small business, service and retail. BGTW Holdings Ltd. submitted an application to city hall requesting that 0.29 hectares (0.07 acres) at 111 High Street West be subdivided so the west commercial unit can be sold. The property contains a one-storey building with two units — including AM Massage — so the subdivision of the building along the dividing wall would facilitate the sale. During city council’s Jan. 27 regular meeting, council voted unanimously to approve the request to subdivide the property, subject to several conditions. Those conditions include ensuring that the dividing wall be constructed as a firewall in accordance with the National Building Code, while a development and building permit would be required to complete the work; that separate service connections be installed for each property; and that all work be completed prior to the issuance of a certificate of approval. Once the above conditions are met, the mayor and city clerk would be authorized to issue the certificate in agreement with The Planning and Development Act, 2007, while the applicant would bear all the costs of the application. The property is zoned C2 high-density commercial district and is occupied by a personal service establishment and retail store, a report from city administration explained. The land use is not expected to change once the subdivision happens. Separate properties are not permitted to share service connections under the municipal sewer and water bylaw, the report continued, while separate connections must be installed to each of the properties. It is recommended that the certificate of approval be withheld until the separate connections are installed. Personal service establishments and retail stores are exempt from providing on-site parking in the C2 district. A small parking area exists at the property’s rear for both units. If, the report noted, the intention is for this area to be shared parking, city administration recommended that an agreement be obtained between the owners of the two units. The next regular council meeting is Monday, Feb. 10.

were also busy, he continued. Moose Jaw is doing things to attract events. The parks and recreation department told him there were several sports tournaments and conferences happening that weekend. The developers told council they have done their research about building here, Tolmie said. They pointed to major projects by SaskPower and TransGas as reasons for building. Furthermore, he pointed out there will be spillover from the 2020 Grey Cup, Telemiracle in March, the largest car show in Canada and the Saskatchewan airshow. A not-so-rosy outlook If Tolmie believes in the free-market enterprise system and can show pictures of full hotel parking lots, then Swanson hoped the mayor also saw the contradiction of taxpayers upfronting the money to develop another hotel, which is not in the tax abatement policy. Furthermore, the rosy picture painted of Moose Jaw’s hotel industry is likely inaccurate, especially when a letter from the

hotel association is considered, Swanson continued. He thought the organization had a more realistic view of the community. Tolmie did speak with the hotel association about the letter, he said. It was also concerned about a lack of concerts and economic development here. However, council is working to change that, particularly with major construction projects coming. “We’re being aggressive and going out to market our community, so we can bring prosperity to our city so our citizens have jobs, so that our electricians have contracts (and) our plumbers are working,” he added. Other councillors spoke in favour of the motion, with Coun. Heather Eby saying the tax policy is there for developers whether council likes it or not, while Coun. Dawn Luhning suggested this business fits the policy and councillors should get rid of the policy if they don’t like it.

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Municipal boards slowly filling up with new members Jason G. Antonio - Moose Jaw Express

While city council has appointed more residents to fill vacant spots on several municipal committees, there continues to be a need for more participation from the community in these groups. During its Jan. 27 regular meeting, council appointed several residents to the committees of murals project management, public library board, public works, infrastructure and environment advisory, special needs advisory and Wakamow Valley Authority. Murals Project Management Norma Westgard was appointed to the murals project management committee for a term of office to commence imme-

diately and to conclude Dec. 31, 2021, or until a successor is appointed. Parks and recreation and facilities Marianne Mann was appointed to the parks and recreation advisory committee for a term of office to commence Jan. 1, 2020 and to conclude Dec. 31, 2021, or until a successor is appointed. Public library board Brian Sykora, Teri Bourdages and Wei Qibe were appointed to the Moose Jaw Public Library Board for a term of office to commence immediately and to conclude Dec. 31, 2020, or until a successor is appointed. Public works, infrastructure and envi-

ronment Rob Clark and James Benn (as alternate) from the Moose Jaw and District Chamber of Commerce, and Elisa Johnson from 15 Wing CFB Moose Jaw, were appointed to the public works, infrastructure and environment advisory committee for a term of office to commence immediately and to conclude Dec. 31, 2021, or until a successor is appointed. Special needs advisory Jordan Soggie and Sherry Spearman were appointed to the special needs advisory committee for a term of office to begin immediately and to conclude Dec. 31, 2021, or until a successor is appointed.

Wakamow Valley Authority Donna MacQuarrie-Bye be was appointed to the Wakamow Valley Authority from Jan. 1 to Dec. 31, 2021, or until a successor is appointed. Derek Lei was also appointed as the non-voting municipal representative. There are still vacancies on several boards, committees and commissions, said a report to city council. The city clerk’s department will continue to solicit citizen engagement throughout the year. If the department receives applications from interested residents, these will be brought forward for council appointment.

Agreement with Canadian Tire appears contrary to Official Community Plan Jason G. Antonio - Moose Jaw Express

City administration appears to have inadvertently made the case that the agreement to sell property to Canadian Tire is contrary to Moose Jaw’s Official Community Plan (OCP). A report was presented to city council during its Jan. 27 regular meeting asking for direction to rezone and subdivide part of 250 Thatcher Drive East. The property would be rezoned to C3 vehicle-oriented commercial district from CS community service/institutional district to facilitate the sale to, and development of part of the parcel by, Canadian Tire Real Estate Limited. In the report, sections of the OCP were quoted that show how this sale aligns with the plan. Specifically, section 5.2.3 says the objectives for the downtown are that: • The city supports and maintains the concept of promoting the downtown as the primary business, office, retail, cultural and administrative centre of the city and the region. The long-term viability of retail and commercial activity in the downtown will be a primary factor in the evaluation of major retail and commercial development proposals throughout the city • In order to facilitate appropriate evaluation of retail and commercial development proposals, the city shall continue to monitor commercial land use in the downtown and throughout the city The OCP requires that the downtown be considered in the review of all new commercial land use applications, the report explained. The type of commercial development proposed by Canadian Tire is big-box retail, with several large-scale commercial units. This type of development is commonly located in vehicle-oriented commercial areas.

City of Moose Jaw Changes in Utility Rates For 2020 As part of the rate schedule approved by City Council in 2020, residents will see a change in the rates on their utility bills starting February 2020. Consumers in Moose Jaw will be billed quarterly (every 3 months) using the rates listed below: Fixed fees for Water for meter measuring 15-20mm Variable fees for Water Consumed

$99.72 per billing ($94.08) $1.3954 per m3 ($1.3164)

Fixed fees for Sewer for meter measuring 15-20mm Variable Sewage Rates

$54.54 per billing ($51.93) $1.4572 per m3 ($1.3878)

Keycard rates for Water consumed

$4.0561 per m3 ($3.8265)

Water and Sewer Connection Fee Water and Sewer Service Deposit Water Meter Testing Deposit

$45.00 ($45.00) $140.00 ($140.00) $50.00 ($50.00)

(Rates in brackets represent the 2019 utility rates) If you have any questions or would like more information regarding utility rates, please call the Information Desk at (306) 694-4410.

“While it is possible to accommodate large-scale commercial units in downtown areas — (such as) multi-level department stores — it is unlikely that Moose Jaw’s downtown would have adequate space available for a development of this size,” the report said. “The proponent has requested to locate in an existing vehicle-oriented commercial area alongside other retail shopping centre development.” During the meeting, council voted unanimously to have administration proceed with the advertising and bylaw preparation for the rezoning of part of the property on the exhibition grounds. This is the 11.95 acres Canadian Tire purchased from the municipality for $3.17 million in December. The company intends to develop a retail shopping centre in the southeast corner of the property. This property must be rezoned to C3 from CS as per the offer to purchase agreement. The proposed property subdivision will be approved NOTICE OF INTENTION TO AMEND ZONING BYLAW NO. 5346 The Council of the City of Moose Jaw intends to consider a bylaw pursuant to The Planning and Development Act, 2007 to amend the City of Moose Jaw’s Zoning Bylaw No. 5346. The purpose of the amendment is to rezone approximately 12 acres of land at 250 Thatcher Drive East (Exhibition Grounds). The bylaw amendment will change the lands from CS – Community Service/Institutional District to C3 – Vehicle Oriented Commercial District, to facilitate the sale and development of the lands for commercial use. A map and copy of the proposed Bylaw may be inspected by any interested person at Planning and Development Services, 3rd Floor City Hall, 228 Main Street North, or may be found under the “announcements” section at, from February 3rd , 2020 to February 24th , 2020 from 8:15 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Any written comments or submissions must be received by Planning and Development Services, 228 Main Street North, Moose Jaw, SK S6H 3J8, by 10:00 AM on Monday, February 24th, 2020 in person or by email at Inquiries may be directed to the Department of Planning and Development Services by email or by phone at 306-694-4443. The proposed Bylaw and any submissions regarding the proposed Bylaw will be considered at the regular meeting of City Council to be held in Council Chambers, City Hall, at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, February 24, 2020. DATED at Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan this 29th day of January, 2020. Myron Gulka-Tiechko - City Clerk

once the zoning amendment bylaw has been passed, while the mayor and city clerk will be authorized to issue a certificate of approval in accordance with The Planning and Development Act, 2007 once the bylaw amendment has been approved. The municipality requires a 10-metre access and utility easement through the subject property for municipal infrastructure, the report indicated. This easement also allows services to be available to the lands north of the subject property. While section 5.2.3 of the OCP talks about the objectives for the downtown, section 5.1 says the objectives for commercial land use are to: • Provide for and encourage the appropriate expansion of retail, service and other commercial land uses and development required to meet the diverse needs of the shopping and business community of the City and its trading area • Ensure that the downtown continues as the primary business, office, retail, cultural and administrative centre of the city and the region • Ensure that the day-to-day shopping needs of the community, and the needs of tourists and the travelling public, are met at appropriate locations throughout the city Michelle Sanson, director of planning and development, told Coun. Scott McMann that if the sale falls through with Canadian Tire, the rezoned property would remain as a C3 district. Also, advertising of the proposed rezoning will happen first, followed by the bylaw coming back for its required three readings, Sanson told Coun. Heather Eby. If the public provides feedback about the proposed bylaw amendment, a public hearing would be held during a council meeting to officially hear those comments. The next regular council meeting is Monday, Feb. 10.


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City hall to seek nominations for Regina airport board of directors Jason G. Antonio - Moose Jaw Express

City hall will seek out residents to sit on the Regina Airport Authority’s (RAA) board of directors instead of simply re-nominating the one resident who sat on the board recently. During its Jan. 27 regular meeting, city council voted 6-1 to solicit nominations for the RAA board by advertising in the community. City administration’s original recommendation had been to have council nominate Patricia Martynook to the airport board of directors for a third and final three-year term. Coun. Heather Eby voted against the motion. The Regina airport is a public body that is governed by a public board, which really makes it a third-party organization, said Coun. Brian Swanson. He didn’t think it would be a good precedent to simply nominate someone for this position at the request of the board, especially since council did not do that for similar community-based boards. Swanson suggested council should follow its normal procedures by advertising for this position and seeking out interested applicants. Council could then choose from the applicants while keeping in mind the RAA’s preference for Martynook. He pointed out there are many retired air force personnel in Moose Jaw who might be

interested in serving on the RAA board of directors. The City of Regina governs the Regina Airport Authority, which means Moose Jaw has no legislative power over the board of directors, said city clerk/city solicitor Myron Gulka-Tiechko. Based on the board’s terms of reference, a spot has been reserved for someone from Moose Jaw. It is up to that board to re-appoint the applicant. “I would think that we wouldn’t have the authority to do this,� he said. After Martynook’s final three-year term ends, Gulka-Tiechko recommended that expressions of interest be advertised to seek out nominations from the community. This would give council the ability to screen applicants and make the appropriate choice. Nomination advertisements were posted six years ago when this position opened up, Gulka-Tiechko told Coun. Crystal Froese. It was then that Martynook submitted her name and council recommended her to the RAA board. He reiterated that Moose Jaw has no legislative powers over how the RAA sets up its board of directors. Mayor Fraser Tolmie agreed with Swanson’s position, saying while he had no problem with Martynook, the question comes down to process. He didn’t think Regi-

na’s efforts to build relational bridges with Moose Jaw aligned with how the board was approaching this appointment. In a letter to Tolmie, RAA board chair Sean McEachern explained that the RAA invests substantial resources toward the continuing education and training of its directors. This is important since the airport industry is global and complex, involving many serious operational issues. “Ms. Martynook possesses considerable knowledge of the issues that shape the airline and airport industry,� said McEachern. She currently serves as chair of the governance and nominating committee and has provided valuable leadership to the work of the committee. During her second term on the board, she completed the requirements to obtain the Institute of Corporate Directors ICD.D designation. “She brings a skill set that compliments the rest of the board and as a result has proven to be a valuable asset to the corporation,� he added. Once nominated, Martynook would be appointed for her final term during the RAA’s annual members’ meeting on Wednesday, May 6.

Council hits the brakes on pursuing regional traffic study Jason G. Antonio - Moose Jaw Express

Coun. Crystal Froese would like to see the Ministry of Highways undertake a regional transportation traffic study of the area since it would be helpful with future economic development. The ministry conducted a regional transportation study of the Weyburn area and presented its finding in December, Froese told city council during its Jan. 27 regular meeting. The report included information on traffic data collections, traffic counts, speed studies, collision data in and around that city, speed transitions, the location of schools and hospital, rail lines, suggested improvements to intersections and the creation of dedicated truck routes. “It was a really comprehensive study,� she said. Froese thought a study would benefit the City of Moose Jaw and the Rural Municipality of Moose Jaw, considering council is attempting to enhance economic development and grow the community. While Froese was upbeat about such a study, other councillors were not. Council voted 4-3 against the proposal.

Mayor Fraser Tolmie and councillors Froese and Scott McMann were in favour; councillors Chris Warren, Heather Eby, Brian Swanson and Dawn Luhning were opposed. Eby wondered how much such a study would cost. She pointed out such initiatives cost money, and when they reach council after a budget has been finalized, the problem becomes one of finding money to support the project. City administration told city council there is $8,000 available, Froese replied. Furthermore, a regional transportation study would not simply happen tomorrow. Council would have to work with the ministry, so a plan would likely come back by the next budget. However, it would probably take time to consult with the ministry and RM to determine what the interest is in conducting a study, she added. The department of engineering already has enough projects on its plate, said Warren. For example, it has to deal with train whistles at public grade crossing; road

repair policies; and paratransit schedules. Other projects include local improvement plans (LIPs) for gravel roads; funding and construction issues for West Park; safety initiatives near Langdon Crescent and the north service road; negotiating water contracts with the RM of Baildon; creating water agreements with two golf courses; and installing smart water meters. There are also more recent projects that council approved, he continued. An extra construction crew has been added to help with the backlog of waterworks projects, while the department has been authorized to begin recycling construction materials. There is a solid waste master plan for the landfill to create, a transit review to conduct and work to complete the Southeast Industrial Park. Any type of negotiations with the Ministry of Highways would take years, said city manager Jim Puffalt. Administration would have to first send a letter proposing this project. More information is needed about Wey-

burn’s regional transportation study, especially since that community has a different setup than Moose Jaw, said Josh Mickleborough, director of engineering. He pointed out the ministry performed an access study along Highway 1 past Moose Jaw last summer. Some recommendations came from that. Moose Jaw does have a transportation master plan that looks at traffic through the municipality and area, but the plan is dated, he continued. City administration approached the province last year about updating the plan through a cost-sharing proposal. “I don’t know how receptive they were to that,� added Mickleborough. Weyburn is also “a different animal� than Moose Jaw, Eby said. That community is in the heart of oil country and there is plenty of heavy truck traffic through there. That is likely why a regional transportation plan was struck. She thought an updated transportation master plan would benefit Moose Jaw more.


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Groundhogs come to mixed conclusion about weather predictions Larissa Kurz

The groundhogs have spoken and the results seem to be a mixed bag on whether it’s time to check the horizon for spring weather. Plenty of Canadians were watching the celebrities of the mid-winter tradition of Groundhog Day to hear whether there will be six more weeks of unpredictable winter weather or the dawning of spring to lift the chilly temperatures. Several groundhogs across North America were roused from their hibernation early, with gathered crowds watching to see whether the burrowing animals would emerge from their homes and catch a glimpse of their shadow. With a handful of marmot experts in Canada, the results were not unanimous. Shubenacadie Sam, the groundhog expert in Halifax, N.S., was the earliest riser this morning and reportedly saw his shadow — predicting six more weeks of winter. However, Wiarton Willie in Ontario and Fred la Marmotte in Quebec both spent their morning shadow-free — predicting an early spring. As a tie-breaker, Pennsylvania’s Puntsuntawney Phil

— who was featured in the 1993 film Groundhog Day and so could be considered an ultimate authority on the tradition — emerged from his burrow shadowless this morning, to predict an early spring. By consensus, it seems the furry meteorologists are predicting an early spring this year.

Groundhog Day is a light-hearted tradition across Canada and the United States, and the animal’s accuracy is always something that catches attention. According to statistics, Puntsuntawney Phil generally has an accuracy rate of about 40 per cent, while Shubenacadie Sam boasts an accuracy rate of 45 per cent and Wiarton Willy with 25 per cent. Also, in the past, groundhog predictions of an early spring have generally tended to be wrong, while predictions of an extended winter have been more accurate. For those feeling a bit skeptical about the prediction for early spring this year, the Farmer’s Almanac might be able to help. The long-range forecast from the Almanac does actually predict that February will be about 2 C below average and March will be 4 C below average, although there are predictions of snow right through both months. February is said to have precipitation 15 millimeters above average and March 30mm above average, with a snowstorm expects at the end of the month. It sounds as though perhaps Shubenacadie Sam might be onto something, despite being outnumbered by other furry experts across the country.

RCMP, police warn of scams that target seniors in aggressive way Craik RCMP is warning area residents about a phone scam that appears to target seniors, with the callers becoming

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aggressive if the victims don’t co-operate with the demands. Officers received complaints recently

about these phone scams, where the scam artists call seniors and tell them they have won money and need to send a cheque to an address to cover the taxes and accounting fees, according to text messages from Craik RCMP. The caller uses a false name such as David Myers; he starts off polite and attempts to convince the potential victims that they don’t want to miss out on this opportunity. The scam artist will use a 1-875 number that originates in Jamaica before it switches to a 1-306 computer-generated Saskatchewan number for future calls. The caller becomes aggressive and even threatens violence if the victims do not co-operate. In the text message, Craik RCMP reminded residents to not give out personal information, banking information, social insurance number (SIN), address or anything else. Anyone who receives these calls should hang up and call the police or the RCMP at 310RCMP. While these scams have been going on for years, officers began hearing of this particular one in December, Const. David Embree told the Moose Jaw Express. This type of phone scam seems to be happening more frequently in the Craik area than in past years. “I have investigated a few of these scams, for sure … . I can’t say why (it happens),” he said, before putting forward the theory that most seniors are home during the day while other family members are at work, leaving these older residents vulnerable. The only way Craik RCMP knows if someone falls for this scam is if it’s reported to them, Embree continued. However, not everyone is willing to call police to say they have been scammed. “We have helped a few people who

have fallen victim to it,” he added. “The biggest thing is to prevent it right from the start. Let (police) know it happened. Don’t hand out your information.” Meanwhile, the Moose Jaw Police Service (MJPS) has received similar complaints of scammers targeting seniors and has even seen a spike in overall scam calls, said Staff Sgt. Randy Jesse, media relations officer for the MJPS. He pointed out scams occur all the time; they are organized and professional in how they target people. “People shouldn’t be embarrassed to be a victim of one and certainly should be wary not to become a victim of one,” he said. There are many scams out there, but the most popular one involves the Canadian Revenue Agency. What police have seen is a change in how that scam is communicated. Scammers are now sending out text messages and asking recipients to respond to them. The best way residents can protect themselves is to be alert and wary of who is calling and remember that these people may not be legitimate, said Jesse. He pointed out no one should ever pressure you on the telephone, make demands of you or threaten police action. The best thing to do is simply hang up. For seniors specifically, they should reach out to family members who they trust and run the scenario by them. They should then take advice from those trusted relatives. “Take advice from (the police as well),” Jesse added. “Give us a call if you have a call is not on the up and up. We’ll give you some assistance.” The Moose Jaw Police Service can be reached at 306-694-7600.

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Annual event sells out at Timothy Eaton Gardens Randy Palmer - Moose Jaw Express

When it comes to celebrating Robbie Burns Night anywhere in the world, you know there are going to be plenty of tales of yore, a lot of Scottish heritage and just a touch of the ribald -- pretty much exactly like The Bard himself. The 2020 edition of the annual celebration took place on the evening of Saturday, Jan. 25 at Timothy Eaton Gardens, drawing a full house for a night of fun, memories and music, all with the taste of Scotland that the whole evening is about. And making things all the more impressive this year was the number of attendees: a total of 110 tickets were printed for the event and all were sold, giving the event its first sell out in several years. “We tried to promote it a bit more this year and people really responded so we’re really happy with that,” said event organizer Don Mitchell. “And there are quite a few younger people here, too, so it’s nice to see the new generation coming out.” Burns is the 18th century poet, songwriter and political commentator known around the world for his prose, which included works such as ‘Auld Lang Syne’, ‘Tam o’ Shanter and ‘Scots Wha Hae’ among his hundreds of famous pieces. More importantly, Burns is a national hero in Scotland and has come to rep-

Wayne Mitchell delivers the Toast to the Lassies.

Andrew Gallagher does the duty during the piping in of the haggis.

resent all that the country is about, with his influence growing throughout the 19th and 20th centuries. He was chosen as the greatest Scot in the television poll in 2009. “He was a songwriter and poet and was really into politics in his time,” Mitchell said. “There was a lot happening with the French Revolution, colonization, slavery was still a big thing and he was anti-slavery. Then there was the rela-

Shelly Jones delivers the Reply from the Lassies.

tionship with the English and the aristocracy and parliament being taken from them. He was critical of all that happening and the church, and he became more and more popular as time went on.” Of course, a major part of any Robbie Burns Night is the haggis. A pudding made with sheep’s heart, liver and lungs mixed with oatmeal and spices and traditionally cooked in a sheep’s stomach, haggis has a stuffing-like quality but only far denser and with a unique meaty taste. “The closest equivalent here would be something like oatmeal porridge, haggis was a basic staple for people from the highlands,” Mitchell said of the North American delicacy, which was prepared by Lisa McCormick for the Moose Jaw evening. “It was kind of a mixture of grain and meat and sausage, it’s been around since the 1400s.” The haggis is treated with reverence by Robbie Burns Night patrons, with the local meal piped in by bagpiper Michelle Gallagher and carried by Andrew Gallagher. A native of Scotland himself,

Michelle Gallagher pipes in the dignitaries at the start of the Robbie Burns Night festivities.

Gallagher also delivered an entertaining Toast to the Haggis. St. Andrew’s United Church pastor Jim Tenford delivered the Toast to the Bard to kick off the run of traditional toasts that take place every Robbie Burns Night. One thing that was touched on throughout the evening was Burns’ love of the fairer sex. That was naturally touched on in the Toast to the Lassies – delivered in traditional ribald fashion by Wayne Mitchell – and the Reply from the Lassies – given with slightly less ribaldry by Shelly Jones. The evening included performances by the Moose Jaw Scottish Dancers as well as Desperate for Haggis.

Crafters, take note: New online library resource features hundreds of craft ideas The Moose Jaw Public Library has opened access to a new online resource for library patrons called Creative Bug, a website meant to bring out the creativity in everyone. Creative Bug is a hub of crafting tutorial videos and projects, for crafters of all skill types and levels. The site offers a wide range of craft ideas, with a number of different instructors. There’s a category for almost every kind of do-it-yourself artistic itch — like handmade wall art, decorative journals, printed stationery, and woven rugs, to name a few. There are how-to videos for every level of knowledge, from basic skills like mixing paint or different crochet stitches, to more complicated projects like sewing your own jacket or trying different types of bookbinding.

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Each tutorial is broken down into steps to make it easier to follow and instruction is video-based, with an option to read the dialogue as a transcript, for accessibility. Also included on each project page is a materials list and a place to jot down your own notes, as well as a discussion with the instructor and other users and a gallery of photos from users. Users can save videos to their watchlist and look back on videos in their recently watched tab. Users are also able to add their own finished projects to the photo gallery. Creative Bug offers projects in all kinds of categories, from quilting to cake decorating to birthday crafts, all of which are entirely free. The site also has daily challenges for crafters who are feeling inspired. There’s even a pattern library for crocheters and knitters

to scroll through for their next project. Creative Bug is just another addition to the many online resources offered through the Public Library to patrons for free, including the new streaming service Kanopy and many others. All library patrons need to sign up for any of the library’s online resources is an active library card and PIN, and registration can be done on the library’s website either at home or at the Public Library. For those who don’t have a library card, you can apply for one at the front desk of the Public Library, at no cost. The front desk can also help anyone with any questions about the online resources available, either by stopping by or calling 1 (306) 692-2787.

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Warriors unable to find win column over weekend Moose Jaw shut out by Saskatoon, dominated by Victoria in return of Tracey, Evanoff Randy Palmer - Moose Jaw Express

The Moose Jaw Warriors knew there were going to be weekends like this as they battle through a rebuilding season, but that doesn’t make it any easier. The Warriors saw action in a pair of Western Hockey League contests this past Friday and Saturday, dropping a 3-0 decision to the Saskatoon Blades and falling 7-2 the next night to the Victoria Royals in the return of Brayden Tracey and Adam Evanoff to Mosaic Place. As a result, the Warriors now hold a 1232-2-0 record, are winless in their last four and have one win their last 10 games. Saskatoon 3, Warriors 0 The Warriors were unable to beat Blades goaltender Nolan Maier, who turned aside 20 shots to earn the shutout. Moose Jaw appeared to get on the board midway through the second period when Cayde Augustine blasted home a loose puck after a goalmouth scramble, but said scramble included a measure of goaltender interference Maier and the goal was called back. “That really took the wind out of our sails,” said Warriors head coach Mark O’Leary. “I think it should have counted and watching it again, I know it should have counted, but those kind of things you have to find ways to get over. It kicked us a little bit and we didn’t recover, but at the end of the day we just need

Victoria Royals and former Moose Jaw Warriors goaltender Adam Evanoff offers at a puck going wide of the net.

It was all hands on deck for Warriors goaltender Boston Bilous and his teammates keeping the puck out of the net on this play. to drag a couple more guys into the fight a bit.” Boston Bilous turned aside 33 saves in the Warriors net. Victoria 7, Warriors 2 And things couldn’t have gone much better for Tracey and Evanoff in their return, as the Royals scored three goals in the first and third periods on their way to a 7-1 win. For Tracey, it was a chance to take the ice against the team that turned him into an NHL first round draft pick last season and helped mould him into the top flight WHL player he is today. “It’s obviously a special moment for me and Adam; this is where we got our feet wet and to be back feels unbelievable,” said Tracey, who was held without a point in the contest for only the third time in 10 games since joining the Royals. “Vic welcomed me really well, they have great fans out there, but this is a special place for me. No matter where I am in life, Moose Jaw is where I started and deep down I’ll always have a soft spot

for this city.” The Royals arrived in Moose Jaw on Thursday after playing in Regina during the fifth game of their biennial East Division road swing, meaning both players had a chance to catch up with old teammates, friends and billets during the off day Friday. “It was good to catch up, everybody in this organization was really good to me when I was here and I definitely owe a lot to them so it was good to see them and thank them one more time,” Evanoff said. “Yeah, I was able to see pretty much everyone; it was pretty cool that we had a bit of time and it worked out really well,” added Tracey. The Warriors, meanwhile, continued to battle through the season with their incredibly young line-up and a sudden spate of injuries to some of their topflight players – Warriors captain Owen Hardy, overage defenceman Carson Sass, NHL draft prospect Daemon Hunt and defenceman Cole Jordan were all in the press box on Saturday night.

Eric Alarie and Kade Runke scored for the Warriors, who drew a less than positive assessment from head coach Mark O’Leary. “I didn’t think we earned any bounces tonight; that was one of our worst games in a long time,” he said. “We’ve been trying to find the positives in things, and maybe we will on Monday but we’re going to have to dig real hard. That was start to finish one of the worst games we had and I don’t think anyone in there feels really good about it. It’s one thing to take it on the chin and feel like you might have got the wrong side of bounces, but tonight we didn’t do anything to deserve any better.” Brock Gould made 31 saves in the Warriors net, Evanoff had a 15-save performance for Victoria. Next action for the Tribe comes Wednesday when they travel to Winnipeg to face the Ice. Next home action is Saturday, Feb. 8 against the Saskatoon Blades. Game time is 7 p.m. at Mosaic Place. Overtime… the Warriors wore special Hockey Night in Canada jerseys for the game as part of the Western Hockey League “Suits Up” campaign in support of organ donation and presented by Remax… in addition to the special insignia on the front of the jersey, the neckline included the words ‘The Boulet Effect’ in honour of Logan Boulet, the Humboldt Bronco player who was killed in the bus accident and whose organ donation saved the lives of many… The Warriors jerseys were auctioned off during the contest and presented to the auction winners by the players themselves after the game. While final totals were unavailable as of press time, it’s expected the event will raise close to $10,000 in support of the Kidney Foundation of Canada… fans also had a chance to pick up special Hockey Night in Canada themed bobbleheads featuring Don Cherry and Ron MacLean.

AAA Warriors fall to Regina in first place showdown Subtle miscues in third period the difference in 5-3 loss at Mosaic Place

The Moose Jaw Warriors came out of their Saskatchewan Midget AAA Hockey League first place showdown with the Regina Pat Canadians thinking they could have had a better fate. A couple of third period miscues turned out to be the difference, as the Pat Canadians took a 5-3 victory Sunday afternoon at Mosaic Place. As a result, Regina took over top spot in the 12-team league, improving to 27-7-5-0 and moving two points ahead of 28-9-1-0 Moose Jaw, with the Warriors holding a game in hand. “It was a good hockey game; we’re two evenly matched teams and that was a good battle,” said Warriors assistant coach Carter Smith. “We’ve been off for a couple of weeks, but I thought the boys played really well for playing that calibre after [the time off]. We gave ourselves a shot to win and it was just a couple of mental errors in the third that cost us the game.” Regina took a 1-0 lead out of the first period off a goal by Johnny Carmichael, but it would be the Warriors who took over the game in the second period. Kirk Mullen tied the contest with a power play goal with 6:23 gone and Max Wanner put the Warriors ahead 2-1 with another man advantage marker two minutes later. The edge wouldn’t last the period, though, as Logan Hammet scored a power play goal to send things into the third tied 2-2. The Warriors regained the lead 8:22 into the final frame, as Lucius Schmidt capped a stretch of hockey played al-

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Warriors forward Caelan Fitzpatrick battles for the puck with Regina’s Logan Hammet. most solely in the Regina zone with quick shot from the top of the circles that eluded Pat Canadians netminder Drayden Ramage. That would be the last bit of good news for the home side. Carter Derenisky tied the game for Regina at 6:29 as he found a loose puck in traffic front of the Warriors net and beat goaltender Dustin Ernst with a knuckleball of a shot in close. The Pat Canadians made the most of a power play again three minutes later, as Noah Kuntz’s point shot found its

way through bodies and into the Warriors net. Zach Cain would add an empty net goal with 12 seconds left. Ernst would finish with 25 saves for the Warriors, Ramage stopped 35 for Regina. The key for the Warriors going forward will be how they bounce back from what amounts to their toughest loss of the season – and their first in league play since Dec. 19, a span of eight games. “This group, they’re resilient and they’ve proven to us time and time again that they work,” Smith said. “The goals we set at the beginning of the season, I have no doubt the kids are going to reach them and it’s just going to take hard work and a little adversity might help these boys.” And that’s the thing: when you’ve been winning as much as the Warriors have, sometimes it takes a loss to give the coaching staff a teachable moment. “It definitely does,” Smith said. “It keeps you level-headed, and you want adversity to see how your team will respond. Our schedule hasn’t been the toughest the last couple of weeks, so playing these games, you’re getting ready for playoffs and seeing where they can bring their game to is big. “This was a perfect test, just seeing where they can get to in a short period of time is great. I think they battled hard tonight and we’ll be ready.” The Warriors are back in action Saturday, Feb, 8 with they travel to Prince Albert to face the Mintos.

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Kinsmen Sports Celebrity Banquet a success once again

Event features a packed house for evening with Eric Lindros, Reese McGuire, Charleston Hughes and Jamie Campbell Randy Palmer - Moose Jaw Express

Schedule it and they will come. That’s pretty much what it comes down to for the Moose Jaw Kinsmen Sports Celebrity Banquet, and the 28th annual edition on Saturday night at the Heritage Inn was no exception. A total of 477 patrons took part in the event for an opportunity to catch a few words of wisdom from the likes of Hockey Hall of Fame legend Eric Lindros, Toronto Blue Jays prospect Reese McGuire, Saskatchewan Roughriders defensive lineman Charleston Hughes and – for the fifth straight year – master of ceremonies Jamie Campbell from Sportsnet. It’s all in support of the Moose Jaw Kinsmen and the stunning number of sports programs they support in the community. “It’s hugely important for us; this is our 28th annual and for about the last 25 years it’s been our top earning event. It’s really reached the next level,” said banquet chairman Daneil Stenko. “We had a little bit of a shorter program this year, and I think it helped keep everyone’s attention on the stage; it was really focused on the hot stove and Q and As, there were a lot of good questions asked. The guys we had this year had some pretty good answers; there were good responses from everyone.” The celebrity banquet transferred to a hot stove question and answer format a few years ago, and the formula has become wildly popular as fans in the crowd are able to ask questions of the athletes onstage.

Auctioneer Scott Johnstone does his thing for a signed Toronto Maple Leafs collage that drew in over $1,000.

Members of the Moose Jaw Kinsmen Club gather for photos with Saskatchewan Roughriders defensive lineman Charleston Hughes, Toronto Blue Jays catcher Reese McGuire, Sportsnet host Jamie Campbell and NHL Hall of Famer Eric Lindros. “They were all very, very into it and passionate about their answers,” Stenko said. “Charleston, he was almost like a jokester and just up there having fun, Reese is just a young guy but he’s up there answering questions like he’s a veteran. And Lindros, yeah, he’s quite the character. He’s very passionate about Rowan’s Law and keeping kids safe while playing hockey at the same time.” The event is expected to earn in the $50,000 to $70,000 range, once again thanks to the generous donations from the raft of high bidders who support the banquet year in and year out – many of whom decorate their business with their winnings from the show. “All our items went at prices that made us money, the 50/50 was a success again… it’s all thanks to the community support, there are a lot of guys we lean on who show up every year and allow us to continue to do what we do,” Stenko said. And then, of course, there was the crowd. Once again a packed hall, once again a lot of funds raised from ticket sales alone. “We even had people contacting us only hours before seeing if they could get one or two more tickets,” Stenko said. “So it’s awesome to see people really enjoy it that much that they’re scratching at the doors just to get one more ticket. The Heritage Inn was very accommodating, too, but they were like ‘okay guys, yeah, we just can’t do any more’.” The banquet features a trio of annual award presenta-

Charleston Hughes had his fellow celebrities and much of the crowd in stitches with his many tales.

tions as one of the highlights of the evening. The Kinsmen Sports Achievement Award was presented to Brazilian Jiu Jitsu competitor Jason Church, founder of Control Jiu Jitsu in Moose Jaw, for his bronze medal finish at the IBJJF World No Gi Jiu-Jitsu Championship this past December. Winning the Golden West Radio Sports Team Award were the 2019 Moose Jaw Little League All-Stars after their legendary run to the Canadian Little League championships this past summer. The Moose Jaw Express / Sports Builder Award was presented to Dave and Bill Pyle of Pyle’s Gym in honour of their decades of contributions to strength conditioning and endurance for athletes of all stripes in Moose Jaw.

Hockey Hall of Fame forward Eric Lindros had plenty of stories to tell during the hot stove question and answer period.

Dunstone wins first Tankard men’s curling championship Heidt falls in ‘C’ final during men’s provincial playdowns Randy Palmer - Moose Jaw Express

When the SaskTel Tankard began just under a week ago, the odds on favourites to reach the championship final were two of the most successful World Curling Tour rinks from the province this season in defending champion Kirk Muyres and 2019 Masters of Curling winner Matt Dunstone. As it turns out, any prediction in that direction would have been spot on. In the end, it was Dunstone and his Regina Highland rink of third Braeden Moskowsy, second Catlin Schneider and lead Dustin Kidby who would take a 4-2 victory over Saskatoon’s Muyres in the championship final on Sunday afternoon in Melville. Dunstone had to take the long road to get the job done, too, after losing the ‘B’ final to Langenburg’s Kody Hartung. A 7-6 win over Saskatoon’s Shaun Meachem in the ‘C’ final sent Dunstone

The Matt Dunstone rink won the SaskTel Tankard provincial men’s curling championship on Sunday. to the playoffs, where he defeated Saskatoon’s Jason Jacobson in the Page Playoff 3-4 game before getting a measure of revenge with a 5-4 victory over Hartung in

the semifinal. Kerrobert’s Josh Heidt had the top performance of rinks with Moose Jaw connections. Heidt, with Brock Montgomery

at third, reached the ‘B’ semifinal before losing to Dunstone and was eliminated in a 6-5 loss to Jacobson in the other ‘C’ final. Regina Highland’s Ben Gamble, who competes in the Original 16 Cash League, was eliminated on Friday with an 8-3 loss to Meachem in the ‘C’ quarter-final. North Battleford’s Cole Tenetuik, including Moose Jaw’s Chadd McKenzie at lead, went 2-3 on the week, falling to Meachem in the ‘C’ quarters. Estevan’s Brent Gedak, a former Moose Jaw junior standout who took the ice with Jason Ackerman, Derek Owens and Curtis Horwath, went 3-3 through the tournament, with their final game coming in the ‘C’ semi and a loss to Heidt. Dunstone will now represent Saskatchewan at the Tim Hortons Brier beginning Feb. 29 in Kingston, Ont.

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Silvernagle wins Viterra Scotties provincial title North Battleford rink to represent Saskatchewan at Scotties Tournament of Hearts Randy Palmer - Moose Jaw Express

Robyn Silvernagle has earned the opportunity of a lifetime. Silvernagle and her North Battleford rink of third Stefanie Lawton, second Jessie Hunkin and lead Kara Thevenot went undefeated through the Viterra Scotties provincial women’s curling championship in Melville this past week to earn their second-straight provincial title. More importantly, they’ll now represent Saskatchewan at the Scotties Tournament of Hearts in Moose Jaw from Feb. 14-23. Interestingly enough, their opponent in the final, Saskatoon’s Sherry Anderson, represented the province at the Scotties the last time it was held in Moose Jaw in 2015. The veteran rink blanked the first end but then Silvernagle scored one in the second, followed by a deuce by Anderson, and then scored three in the fourth to take a 4-2 lead. Silvernagle led 4-3 through six ends when she scored one in the seventh and stole another in eight to take a 6-3 lead. Anderson would get two of those back in the ninth, but Silvernagle played a perfect 10th to pick up a deuce and the 8-5 win.

North Battleford rink to represent Saskatchewan at Scotties Tournament of Hearts Silvernagle came into the event as the top-ranked Saskatchewan team in the Canadian Team Ranking System standings and lived up to the ranking with three-straight wins through the ‘A’ side, including an 8-2 victory over Regina’s Shalon Fleming – who included Moose Jaw Candace Newkirk at third – before downing Moose Jaw’s Penny Barker 7-5 in the semifinal and taking a 7-6

win over Regina’s Michelle Englot in the ‘A’ qualifier. The win gave Silvernagle almost two full days off before the Page Playoffs, where she took a 7-6 win over Saskatoon’s Ashley Howard in the 1-2 Page game to advance directly to the final. Barker and her Moose Jaw Ford Curling Centre rink of third Deanna Doig, second Christie Gamble and lead Danielle Sicinski ended up qualifying through the ‘C’ side with a 9-2 win over Regina’s Rae Williamson but had no luck in their first round playoff game against Anderson. Anderson scored two in the first end and after holding Barker to one in the second, put up three in the third and followed with another three the following frame for an 8-1 lead through four. That made things all but academic, and Anderson would go on to a 10-2 win in seven ends. Silvernagle will look for two more wins than she had in 2019 at the national Scotties, where she reached the semifinal before falling 9-7 to Ontario’s Rachel Homan. Saskatchewan plays their first game during the opening draw at Mosaic Place on Saturday, Feb. 15.

Scotties Tournament of Hearts draw adds four more teams

Alberta, Quebec, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick decide representatives for 2020 national women’s curling championship Randy Palmer - Moose Jaw Express

The 2020 Scotties Tournament of Hearts added four more teams this past weekend, and there will be some familiar names in the mix when the tournament kicks off at Mosaic Place on Feb. 14. Leading the way is Nova Scotia’s MaryAnne Arsenault, who alongside the legendary Colleen Jones won five Scotties championships and two world titles in the 2000s. As fate would have it, it was none other than Jones that Arsenault, third Christina Black, second Jennifer Baxter and lead Emma Logan defeated in the Nova Scotia provincial final, taking a 7-4 victory. Arsenault also represented Nova Scotia the last time the Scotties was in Moose Jaw in 2015, finishing the round robin with a 5-6 record. Edmonton’s Laura Walker, third Kate Cameron, second Taylor McDonald and lead Nadine Scotland won the Alberta championship with a 7-4 win over clubmate Kelsey Rocque in the final. Walker, nee Crocker, is a two-time Canadian University champion, the 2010 national junior champion with Rachel Homan and the world silver medalist that year. Walker also won bronze at the 2018 world mixed doubles championship alongside Kirk Muyres.

Team Alberta Quebec will be represented by Chicoutimi’s Noemie Verreault and her rink of third Alana Routledge, second Marie-Pier Cote and lead Jill Rouledge after they defeated Laval’s Laurie St-Georges 3-1 in final. The 2020 Scotties will mark their first appearance at the tournament as a rink. New Brunswick’s representative will have no shortage of experience. Andrea Crawford and her rink of third Jennifer Armstrong, second Jillian Babin and lead Katie Forward went unbeaten through provincials, capping off their run with a 6-3 win over Sylvie Quillian. It’s the second straight provincial title for Crawford and ninth overall. They’ll be joined at the Scotties by Saskatchewan’s Robyn Silvernagle, Team

Team New Brunswick Canada’s Chelsea Carey, Newfoundland’s Erica Curtis, Northwest Territories Kerry Galusha, Nunuvat’s Lori Eddy, Prince Edward Island’s Suzanne Birt and Yukon’s Hailey Birnie. B.C., Manitoba, Northern Ontario and Ontario all hold their provincial championships this week, with the final Scotties draw to be announced on Feb. 3. While the Wild Card teams have yet to be decided, the province they’ll come from has, since the top three rinks on the Canadian Team Ranking System are all from Manitoba and the top two CRTS non-Scotties rinks advance to the Wild Card play-in game. Jennifer Jones, Tracey Fleury and Kerri Einarson – who has played in both previous Wild Card games, winning in

Team Quebec

Team Nova Scotia 2018 and falling 7-6 to Alberta’s Casey Scheidegger in 2018 – hold down the top three CTRS spots. A wide variety of ticket packages and single draws are available, for more information check out the Scotties website at


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Edmonton band joining the prairie artist lineup at Scotties lounge Larissa Kurz

As Moose Jaw prepares for the upcoming Scotties Tournament of Hearts, so too will Alberta-based country group The Dungarees — who will perform two nights in the Scotties HeartStop Lounge during the tournament. The Dungarees, a group hailing from the Edmonton area, will be including their stop in Moose Jaw as part of a small handful of western Canadian shows in February. “We’ve been able to be part of the curling circuit for the last couple of years and it’s a great way for us to be able to play in the wintertime,” said James Murdoch, bassist and vocalist with the band. “It’s definitely going to be a good time.” Murdoch describes the group’s music as high-energy country with a vintage, classic feel that long-time country music fans will appreciate. The Dungarees — comprised of Murdoch, guitarists and vocalists Robb Angus and Kiron Jhass, steel guitarist Darrek Anderson, and drummer Ben Shillabeer — are certainly ready for the upcoming shows, as they’ve collected quite a few accomplishments to spur them on. After taking home three Alberta Country Music Awards in 2017, the band went on

Edmonton band The Dungarees will be one of the entertainers at this year’s Scotties HeartStop Lounge during the tournament. (supplied) to see three top ten hits overseas in Australia and several charting singles here in Canada, and another great year at the ACMAs. Their six-track EP Twenty Something just won Album of the Year at the recent ACMAs, with the title track also taking home the Single of the Year Award as well. “This last year has been amazing,” said Murdoch. “We’re just hot off the heels of

winning a bunch of Alberta Country Music Awards here, so for us, we’re feeling invigorated and ready to go.” Several of the group’s singles frequent Regina’s 620 CKRM radio playlists, and Murdoch promises those favourite singles will make an appearance at their Moose Jaw show. “We’ll be playing those songs and then we’ll be sprinkling in some very recog-

nizable songs for people to do some dancing,” said Murdoch. “It’s definitely a good party mix of tunes.” Murdoch and the rest of the band are definitely looking forward to being a part of the national curling tournament and playing in Moose Jaw for the first time as a band. “People like to have a good time and party and celebrate in the evening, so it’s always a lot of fun,” said Murdoch. The lineup in the HeartStop lounge is decidedly prairie-centric, with Yorkton-born Samara Yung kicking off the week on Feb. 14, followed by The Dungarees on Feb. 15-16. Continuing the lineup will be Regina-based rock group The Tumbleweeds on Feb. 18, Moose Jaw’s own sweethearts The Bromantics on Feb. 20, and rock n’ roll mainstays from Lethbridge The Chevelles to wrap things up on Feb. 21. Admission to the HeartStop lounge is free with the purchase of a ticket to any of the tournament draws, and a full schedule of entertainment is available on the Scotties Tournament of Hearts website.



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After Over 50 Years Moose Jaw Wrestling Still Going Strong By Robert Thomas

It all started in the 1950’s at Pyle’s Gym, then the Moose Jaw Wrestling and Barbell Club, then the Moose Jaw Wrestling Club and finally today where it is known as the Moose Jaw Kinsmen Wrestling Club. Over the years it had some locally iconic names, such as Bob Reid, George Reid, Justin Abdou and of course Montreal Olympics fifth place finisher Terry Paice as members - to name just a few. People who put Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan permanently on the Canadian wrestling map. Today’s version may have shed the barbells from yesteryear but the Moose Jaw Kinsmen Wrestling Club carries on that tradition. A tradition of dedication designed to not only improve fitness, balance and confidence but one where everyone no matter what their skill level everyone is welcome. Located at 461 Athabasca Street East, the club has a dedicated wrestling facility in the building which once housed the Moose Jaw Sash and Door Company. Coach Kelly Busch said the club has a philosophy no matter what a child’s ability everyone is welcome. “It’s an individual sport and anybody can do it. Hockey is limited to ability and everything else. Here it is what you put into it is what you get out of it,” Busch said. He said there were children who were not athletic when they first started wrestling but with work they were able to do somersaults and other things they could not do before. “We try to make it available to any age, any sex, any skill level, anything you are welcome in this room. We have had kids that are very unathletic in ability and by the time we are done with them they have the ability and confidence from it. That is what I am proud of.” Although it is a wrestling club, there are wrestlers who are in other activities such as dancing and hockey (goaltending) and they report wrestling helps improve their performances in other activities. “Pound for pound it is the most physical sport you are going to get into. It uses every muscle group…no other sport does the amount of exercise and use the amount of energy that wrestling does,” Busch said. Unlike other sports, which can run into the thousands of dollars a year, club wrestling costs about $200 including all fees including tournaments. Special shoes cost about $100 - $200 for new ones but the club has plenty of good used pairs available. “A lot of the parents will pick up a new pair, if they don’t there are tons of pairs here. There are a lot of hand-me-downs. We have been doing this for a lot of years. A lot of stuff is getting traded back and forth between parents,” coach Rob Ville-

neuve “We want everyone to be able to come to it regardless of their parent’s incomes,” he said. “The costs are very high but we give the families the opportunity to fundraise to bring the costs down to a reasonable amount. If they need more help Rob (Villeneuve) do what we can. We don’t want to turn anybody away,” Busch said. At the present time, the club has 75 – 80 members starting from age five and up. The facility is not just for the club itself but all three high schools run their wrestling programs through it. The club keeps fees low and affordable through fundraising, dedicated coaches, volunteers, sponsorships and help from the Moose Jaw Kinsmen Club.. Both coaches have nothing but accolades for the Kinsmen whose financial support not only paid the majority for the mats used for training and competition but also with funding to help run the program. “The Kinsmen for the last 10 years or so, if not longer, have stepped up big time. And help from an organization like that has made it so we are able to train in a room like this,” Busch said. “We use to train in rooms we were able to rent, the basement of a church or a school drama room and we had to work around their schedules,” Busch said. ALUMNI FACTOR One of the major factors behind the strength and longevity of wrestling in Moose Jaw has been wrestling alumni pitching in over the years and serving as coaches so others athletes coming up learn the skills. Both Villeneuve and Busch were wrestlers with the club in their younger days and now give back to the club. “It all started off with guys like Terry

George Reid, an alumni of the Moose Jaw wrestling program, wins the Canadian championship. Pyles Gym is holding a reunion August 1st and 2nd in Moose Jaw -source Facebook Paice that had a good work ethic and were good leaders and good teachers and then passed it on to other coaches and it just kept rolling along,” Villeneuve said. Busch pointed to Paice, who, after his Olympics wrestling career, over-trained a bunch of kids at an elite level who “kicked butt all over the (United) States who grew up to be good coaches” as key to Moose Jaw’s program today. When he was only 13 years old, Paice won silver in the provincial open men’s championship and today is in the Saskatchewan Sports Hall of Fame. Paice is still involved doing construction work to make the facility they have what it is today. Wrestlers in the past likely did the same passing the skills back to others ensuring the longevity of wrestling in Moose Jaw. FUTURE OF WRESTLING Coach Villeneuve said if they had a larger facility they could easily train more kids. “If we had a bigger facility we could double our membership. But we have got that balancing act of paying for a facility and keeping the membership fees down for everyone,” he said, adding “right now we have a facility that fits our budget and we are trying to keep the sport affordable for everyone.” The combined high school and club wrestling program, although not unique to Moose Jaw, is seen as a strength. Athletes from all three high schools train and get along together unlike football and other high school sports which are specific to each high school. Busch said the real determining factor about the longevity of wrestling in Moose Jaw was “as long as we have people will-

ing to coach the sport will continue.” Both Busch and Villeneuve are encouraging former wrestlers including their own children who have been in the program to give back by becoming coaches. The growth of wrestling at smaller rural centres seems to ebb up and down but there are some good smaller rural wrestling programs and wrestlers which both coaches see as a positive for the sport. Towns such as Rosetown and Elrose having programs offers more competition and opportunities. To help build the sport locally the club runs training clinics on select weekends where they bring in coaches and special guests from other areas to help teach the kids more skills. The clinics are free of charge and wrestlers from other communities are welcome. Female wrestling is a major growth area for the sport with lots of opportunities for female grapplers. “Right now female wrestling is hitting a high and in the (United) States it is just starting to click in. There are a lot of universities that have just included female wrestling into their programs. I think that females have a definite advantage getting into university programs,” Busch said. The closure of the wrestling program at the University of Regina has been a blow because many Moose Jaw athletes would go on to university wrestling in Regina. “They did a lot of work taking kids from the rural areas now we are limited to Saskatoon as far as Saskatchewan. Unfortunately we have got athletes who may go there and leave the province all together,” Busch said. Other challenges are on a higher level as amateur wrestling does not get as much televison coverage as other sports due. On a positive note though, the purchase of more tournament mats through funding from the Kinsmen has the upcoming Moose Jaw meet February 8th and 9th expecting over 100 more athletes competing this year.

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Warriors sign head coach O’Leary, assistant King to multi-year contract extensions Randy Palmer - Moose Jaw Express

When the Moose Jaw Warriors announced that Mark O’Leary would be taking over as head coach earlier this month, general manager Alan Millar made sure to point out that it wouldn’t be long before they’d work out a long-term deal. As it turns out, Millar wasn’t kidding around. Less than a month after the coaching change, the Warriors announced Thursday that both O’Leary and assistant coach Scott King had signed multi-year contract extensions with the Western Hockey League club. “I think it’s an important step with where our team is at, with how young we are and the development of our team over the final 23 games here, everybody knows where ‘Lears’ and ‘Kinger’ are in terms of now and in the future of the hockey club,” Millar said on WarriorsTV. “As I mentioned earlier in January, there was no interim tag on Mark O’Leary when we made the decision. Mark was our head coach moving forward, we had to sit down and put some pen and paper together in terms of a new contract. We’re pleased to have that completed in a timely fashion.” O’Leary is currently in his eighth season with the team, joining the Warriors as an assistant coach for the 201213 season. He was promoted to associate coach last season and head coach on Jan. 6, 2020.

Moose Jaw Warriors head coach Mark O’Leary and assistant coach Scott King during a recent practice. “It’s a huge privilege to have this time and this responsibility and it’s one I’m really excited about… I tell my wife, it’s the first thing I think of when I wake up and you do have to pinch yourself once in awhile,” O’Leary said. “It’s a dream job for me, I love junior hockey and I love the community feel of a small city like Moose Jaw and I’m really excited about this opportunity.” The extension means the duo will be with the Warriors at least through the remainder of the current rebuild and will play the frontline role in returning the team to contention – a consistency O’Leary looks forward to being

a part of. “That’s what makes it special, the relationship that Alan and Scott and I have,” he said. “We’re all on the same page in terms of what we’re trying to build here and that makes it fun to come to the rink every day, knowing you’re all pulling the rope in the same direction.” King is in his fifth season with the team, joining the Warriors as a skills coach in 2015-16 after more than a decade playing in the Deutsche Eishockey Liga, the top domestic league in Germany. He was promoted to assistant coach the following season. “It just shows that they’re willing to commit to you and so obviously that’s a good feeling going forward,” King said of signing. “It just kind of gets you set to where you can really dig in and do a good job and give everything you can every day. That’s what it’s all about, making these kids better and we’re going to make sure we’re doing everything we possibly can to get the most out of the guys. It’s a great group and it’s been a lot of fun.” The Warriors are back in action Friday when they host the Saskatoon Blades before hosting Brayden Tracey, Adam Evanoff and the Victoria Royals for the first time since the trade deadline blockbuster deal on Saturday. Both game times are 7 p.m. at Mosaic Place.

Moose Jaw’s Fish named to Team Canada for speedskating World Single Distance Championship Top four ranking in both 5,000 metres and 10,000 metres has local skater in medal hunt Randy Palmer - Moose Jaw Express

Moose Jaw’s Graeme Fish has had an impressive season on the ISU World Cup Speedskating circuit this year and will now have a chance at world championship gold. Fish, 23, was one of 18 skaters named to represent Canada at the World Single Distance Championships in Salt Lake City from Feb. Graeme Fish in action during World Cup #3 in 13-16, after a run that has seen Kazakhstan this past December. the former Moose Jaw Kinsmen Speedskating Club competitor vault into one of the elite long-distance skaters in the world. Fish – who as a national team member now lives in Calgary and trains at the Olympic Oval -- kicked off his campaign with a fifth-place finish in the 5,000 metres at World Cup #1 in Belarus in mid-November and followed by finishing sixth in the same distance a week later in Poland. Then came the big breakthrough. Fish put together one of the best races of his career to finish third in the 10,000 metres at World Cup #3 in Kazakhstan, crossing the line in 13:04.255 to finish three seconds back of Russia’s Danila Semerikova in second and five seconds back of first-place finisher Patrick Roest of Netherlands. The bronze medal was the first for Fish on the World Cup circuit. Fish closed out the first part of the World Cup season with a 13th place finish in the 5,000 metres in Nagano, Japan during the Dec. 13 weekend. His quest at the World Single Distance championships will not be an easy one, to be sure. Leading the field will be Roest, who has finished first in every distance race he’s entered this season, and when he didn’t compete in World Cup #4, it was Semerikova who landed in top spot in both the 5,000m and 10,000m. Also in the mix will be Russia’s Alexander Rumyantsev, who sits third the World Cup standings heading into World Cup #5 in Calgary. And, of course, there’s Fish’s Canadian teammate in Ted-Jan Bloeman, who holds the world record in both long distance races and currently sits fifth in the standings. The World Cup season wraps up with World Cup #6 in the Netherlands during the Mar. 6 weekend.

Maintenance Services Worker The Saskatchewan Health Authority, Pioneer Lodge in Moose Jaw, SK is seeking to fill a Permanent Part Time Maintenance Services Worker position. As a Maintenance Services Worker you will provide general maintenance and repairs for facility/plant systems, equipment, grounds and buildings. Qualifications: • Grade 10 • Fireman’s Certificate (employer will allow the successful applicant one year to obtain) Hours of Work: • 104 hours / 6-week rotation: 13 shifts of 8 hours The Saskatchewan Health Authority is the largest employer in Saskatchewan, employing over 43,000 staff in a dynamic healthcare environment. The Saskatchewan Health Authority is committed to providing coordinated quality services that are seamless, safe and patient-centred.

Apply by quoting “GO-00584758 (MJE)” Human Resources 55 Diefenbaker Drive. Moose Jaw, SK S6J 0C2 Call: (306) 694-0387 Fax: (306) 694-0388 E-mail: Visit:

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Au suivant (N) Prière de ne pas envoyer Ouvrez Magnifiques Le téléjournal (N) MacGyver Hawaii Five-0 (N) Nurses Global News at 10 (N) Outmatched Big Bang Ellen’s Game of Games Blue Bloods Big Bang etalk (N) (6:00) Evenings on The Weather Network Evenings on TWN Lincoln Rhyme Dateline NBC (N) News J. Fallon Coronation Coronation marketplace Can’t Ask The Nature of Things (N) The National (N) MacGyver Hawaii Five-0 (N) Blue Bloods Two Men Late-Colbert ABC News: The Democratic Debate Democratic presidential hopefuls debate. (N) News J. Kimmel Lincoln Rhyme The Bachelor (N) Nordic L Nightclub NBA Basketball Atlanta Hawks at Boston Celtics. (N) SportsCent. NBA Basketball: Trail Blazers at Jazz NBA Basketball Toronto Raptors at Indiana Pacers. (N) Sportsnet Plays/Month NHL’s Best Alberta Primetime (N) Big Bang etalk (N) “Destination Wedding” (2017) Alexa PenaVega. Law & Order: SVU Law & Order: SVU Law & Order: SVU Nancy Drew Niagara (:45) ››› “Being There” (1979) Peter Sellers, Shirley MacLaine. Black Sails “I.” 3’s Comp. 3’s Comp. Raymond Raymond King of Hill King of Hill Frasier Frasier Dr. Pimple Popper My Feet Are Killing Me My 600-Lb. Life Travis keeps gaining weight. (N) Lone Star Law Lone Star Law Aussie Gold Hunters (N) Gold Rush: White Water Big Bang Big Bang Goldbergs Fresh-Boat Mad About Mad About Goldbergs Sheldon ›››› “Interiors” (1978, Drama) Diane Keaton. ›››› “Annie Hall” (1977, Comedy) The Front “AVP: Alien vs. Predator” ›› “Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem” (2007) “Face/Off” (1997, Action) Motorcycle Race Formula E: Formula E: Motorcycle Race Formula E: Formula E: “Spider’s Web” (:15) ›› “Tag” (2018) Ed Helms, Jon Hamm. “The Kill Team” (2019) Hotel 3 “David Crosby: Remember My Name” Homeland “All In” ››› “Green Book” (6:25) ››› “Searching” (:10) ››› “Fighting With My Family” (2019) Celeste Barber (6:20) “The Padre” (2018) Enthusiasm Veep “Wig” (2019, Documentary) The Shop


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District 31 Infoman (N) 1res fois (N) Enquête (N) Le téléjournal (N) Superstore The Unicorn Will & Grace Carol’s-Act Tommy Global News at 10 (N) Station 19 “Eulogy” (N) Grey’s Anatomy (N) Law & Order: SVU Sheldon etalk (N) (6:00) Evenings on The Weather Network Evenings on TWN Brooklyn Brooklyn Will & Grace Indebted Law & Order: SVU News J. Fallon Coronation Family Feud Back in Time for Winter The Detectives (N) The National (N) Sheldon The Unicorn (:01) Mom Carol’s-Act Tommy Two Men Late-Colbert Station 19 “Eulogy” (N) Grey’s Anatomy (N) A Million Little Things (N) News J. Kimmel Brooklyn Brooklyn (:01) Mom Mom A Million Little Things (N) Bridging Bridging NBA Basketball Philadelphia 76ers at Milwaukee Bucks. (N) NBA Basketball: Rockets at Lakers NHL’s Best NHL All-Star: All-Access NHL Hockey San Jose Sharks at Edmonton Oilers. (N) Alberta Primetime (N) Big Bang etalk (N) Criminal Minds Big Bang Big Bang Law & Order: SVU Law & Order: SVU Law & Order: SVU Katy Keene “Pilot” (N) Blues (:45) ›› “Legends of the Fall” (1994) Brad Pitt, Anthony Hopkins. ›› “Girl, Interrupted” 3’s Comp. 3’s Comp. Raymond Raymond King of Hill King of Hill Frasier Frasier Dr. Pimple Popper Dr. Pimple Popper (N) My Feet Are Killing Me 1000-Lb. Sisters (N) Fastest Cars-Dirty South Dirty Mudder Truckers (N) Street Outlaws Teams compete for $100,000. (N) Big Bang Big Bang Goldbergs Fresh-Boat Seinfeld Seinfeld Seinfeld Seinfeld ››› “The Lives of a Bengal Lancer” (1935) ››› “A Farewell to Arms” (1932) Sin Madln ›› “Predators” (2010) Adrien Brody, Topher Grace, Alice Braga. ›› “Deep Impact” (1998) Tea Leoni NHRA in 30 NHRA in 30 NHRA Drag Racing Lucas Oil Winternationals. (6:30) “The Grizzlies” (2018) Will Sasso (:20) “Astronaut” (2019) Lyriq Bent “The Tomorrow Man” (:15) ›› “Ma” (2019, Suspense) Octavia Spencer. Homeland “Clarity” “The Art of Self-Defense” “Eagles of Death Metal” (:05) ›› “Ocean’s 8” (2018) Sandra Bullock. ››› “Us” (2019) (6:25) I Am Richard Pryor Enthusiasm Veep (:05) “Foster” (2018, Documentary)


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En direct de l’univers (N) Le dernier soir “Allô?” (N) Les soirées carte blanche Téléjour. Humanité Border Border Sec. Ransom “The Client” Private Eyes “The Code” News SNL Kitchen Big Bang Carter “Valentine in the Vineyard” (2019) Brendan Penny (6:00) Evenings on The Weather Network Overnight on TWN Dateline NBC Dateline NBC Saturday Night Live (N) News SNL NHL Hockey: Maple Leafs at Canadiens NHL Hockey Calgary Flames at Vancouver Canucks. To Be Announced 48 Hours 48 Hours (N) Two Men Two Men The Jump NBA Basketball Los Angeles Lakers at Golden State Warriors. (N) News Immortals NHL Hockey Nashville Predators at Edmonton Oilers. Hudson & Rex Etthen Heldeli NBA Basketball Brooklyn Nets at Toronto Raptors. NBA Basketball: Spurs at Kings NHL Hockey Nashville Predators at Edmonton Oilers. NHL Hockey Calgary Flames at Vancouver Canucks. Corner Gas The Social Holmes on Homes Disasters at Sea Flashpoint “Made for You With Love” (2019) Edy Ganem. “The Story of Us” (2019) Maggie Lawson, Sam Page. Walk Line (:45) ›››› “Million Dollar Baby” (2004, Drama) Clint Eastwood. “Midnight Express” Frasier Frasier Frasier Frasier Engagement Engagement Engagement Engagement Say Yes to the Dress (N) Say Yes to the Dress Say Yes to the Dress North Woods Law North Woods Law North Woods Law North Woods Law Big Bang Big Bang Friends Friends Friends Friends Friends Friends ››› “Separate Tables” (1958) David Niven. ››› “Atlantic City” (1980, Drama) Burt Lancaster. (5:00) “Face/Off” (1997) ›› “Sniper” (1993) Tom Berenger, Billy Zane. (:15) ››› “Cloverfield” NHRA in 30 NHRA in 30 Burton Open Snowboarding From Vail, Colo. Burton Snowb. “Godzilla: King” ›› “The Meg” (2018) Jason Statham, Li Bingbing. ›› “Captive State” (6:45) “The Man Who Killed Don Quixote” (2018) Homeland (:05) ›› “In the Fade” Goose 2 (:45) ››› “Creed II” (2018, Drama) Michael B. Jordan. › “Death Wish” (2018) Real Time (:45) ››› “All the Way” (2016) Bryan Cranston, Anthony Mackie. True Detective






























District 31 La facture Toute la vie (N) 5e rang (N) Le téléjournal (N) NCIS “Lonely Hearts” (N) FBI “Legacy” (N) (:01) New Amsterdam (N) Global News at 10 (N) Conners Goldbergs This Is Us (N) For Life “Pilot” Big Bang etalk (N) (6:00) Evenings on The Weather Network Evenings on TWN Ellen’s Game of Games This Is Us (N) (:01) New Amsterdam (N) News J. Fallon Coronation Family Feud Kim 22 Minutes Creek Catastrophe The National (N) NCIS “Lonely Hearts” (N) FBI “Legacy” (N) FBI: Most Wanted (N) Two Men Late-Colbert Conners Bless This mixed-ish black-ish (N) For Life “Pilot” News J. Kimmel Hudson & Rex (N) mixed-ish black-ish (N) Mom Mom Brainfood Brainfood NBA Basketball Portland Trail Blazers at New Orleans Pelicans. (N) SportsCentre (N) Plays/Month NHL’s Best NHL Hockey Chicago Blackhawks at Edmonton Oilers. (N) Sportsnet Alberta Primetime (N) Big Bang etalk (N) Criminal Minds “Entropy” Pandora (N) Law & Order: SVU Law & Order: SVU Law & Order: SVU ›› “Love Happens” (6:35) › “Leap Year” (2010) (:20) ›› “Nights in Rodanthe” (2008) ››› “Ghost” (1990) 3’s Comp. 3’s Comp. Raymond Raymond King of Hill King of Hill Frasier Frasier My Big Fat Fabulous Life I Am Jazz (N) Sister Wives My Big Fat Fabulous Life Gold Rush: Pay Dirt (N) Gold Rush (N) Heavy Rescue: 401 (N) Gold Rush: The Dirt (N) Big Bang Big Bang Goldbergs Fresh-Boat Friends Friends Friends Friends ››› “Peyton Place” (1957, Drama) Lana Turner, Hope Lange, Arthur Kennedy. “Bad-Beautiful” ››› “Home Alone” (1990) Macaulay Culkin, Joe Pesci. “Home Alone 2: Lost in New York” Cameras NASCAR Refuse to Lose ARCA Racing Series Daytona. (6:45) “Sorry for Your Loss” (2018) “The Kill Team” (2019, War) Nat Wolff. ›› “Captive State” (:10) ›› “In the Fade” (2017) Diane Kruger. “David Crosby: Remember My Name” Super 2 (:10) ››› “The Art of Self-Defense” (2019) The Circus Toon Pres. New Eden New Eden (:05) What’s My Name: Muhammad Ali (:35) What’s My Name: Muhammad Ali “Ali & Cavett: The Tale”




District 31 Lâcher prise Une autre histoire (N) Les pays d’en haut Le téléjournal (N) Nurses “Risky Behavior” (:01) Prodigal Son (N) Bull “Quid Pro Quo” (N) Global News at 10 (N) 9-1-1: Lone Star “Studs” All Rise (N) The Good Doctor (N) Bob Heart etalk (N) (6:00) Evenings on The Weather Network Evenings on TWN America’s Got Talent The top 10 finalists perform. (N) (:01) Manifest (N) News J. Fallon Coronation Family Feud Murdoch Mysteries (N) (:01) Coroner (N) The National (N) Neighbor Bob Heart All Rise (N) Bull “Quid Pro Quo” (N) Two Men Late-Colbert The Bachelor (N) The Good Doctor (N) News J. Kimmel The Bachelor (N) (:01) Manifest (N) Brainfood Brainfood January NBA Basketball Utah Jazz at Dallas Mavericks. (N) SportsCentre (N) NHL Hockey: Islanders at Capitals NHL’s Best Gotta See It NHL Hockey: Flames at Sharks Alberta Primetime (N) Big Bang etalk (N) Criminal Minds America’s Got Talent (N) Law & Order: SVU Law & Order: SVU Law & Order: SVU › “The Back-up Plan” Shake (:40) ››› “Ride With the Devil” (1999) Skeet Ulrich, Jewel. Power 3’s Comp. 3’s Comp. Raymond Raymond King of Hill King of Hill Frasier Frasier 90 Day Fiance: Watch Party “I Do and I Don’t Know” 90 Day Fiancé Tania and Syngin are out of time. Gold Rush: White Water Gold Rush: White Water Homestead Rescue (N) Homestead Rescue Big Bang Big Bang Goldbergs Fresh-Boat Big Bang Big Bang Big Bang Big Bang ›››› “Stagecoach” (1939) (:45) ››› “True Grit” (1969) John Wayne, Glen Campbell. ›› “Road House” (1989, Action) Patrick Swayze, Kelly Lynch. ›› “The Outsiders” (1983, Drama) NHRA in 30 NHRA in 30 NHRA Drag Racing Lucas Oil Winternationals. (6:30) “Stockholm” (2018) (:10) “The Grizzlies” (2018) BooBoo Stewart. “Ask Dr. Ruth” (2019) (:10) ›› “The Darkest Minds” (2018) Mandy Moore ››› “Crazy Rich Asians” (2018) Constance Wu. (6:30) “Isle of Dogs” (:15) ›› “Ma” (2019, Suspense) Octavia Spencer. ›› “The Mule” (2018) “Breslin and Hamill” Enthusiasm Veep “Saudi Women” The New Pope (N)



Découverte Pharmac Tout le monde en parle (N) Téléjour. Schooled Schooled Superstore Superstore S.W.A.T. “Fallen” News Block The Oscars Honors for achievements in film. (N) Big Bang Big Bang (6:00) Evenings on The Weather Network Overnight on TWN Defending the Ellen’s Game of Games Ellen’s Game of Games Local 4 News at 11 (N) Find Me Find Me Standing Standing Standing Standing The National (N) NCIS “Wide Awake” FBI “American Idol” NCIS: New Orleans Joel Osteen The World’s The Oscars Honors for achievements in film. (N) News Live From Simpsons Burgers Family Guy Family Guy Mom Mom First Response NBA Basketball: Jazz at Rockets SportsCentre (N) SportsCentre (N) NHL Hockey Chicago Blackhawks at Winnipeg Jets. Sportsnet Central (N) Westminster Dog Show The Social etalk Corner Gas Corner Gas America’s Got Talent “The Champions Semi Finals” (6:00) “Matching Hearts” “All Things Valentine” (2015) Sarah Rafferty. Charmed (N) “Bridge on Kwai” (:05) “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid” (1969) ››› “Rush” (2013) Raymond Raymond Raymond Raymond Man-Plan Man-Plan Man-Plan Man-Plan 90 Day Fiancé Tania and Syngin are out of time. (N) (:02) Sister Wives (N) (:02) 90 Day Fiancé (N) Man vs. Bear (N) Homestead Rescue Naked and Afraid (N) Lone Star Law (N) ›› “Ghostbusters II” (1989, Comedy) Bill Murray. ›› “The Money Pit” (1986, Comedy) Tom Hanks. ››› “Strike Up the Band” (1940) Mickey Rooney. (:15) ›››› “A Star Is Born” (1954) Judy Garland. (:12) ›› “Mission: Impossible” (1996) Tom Cruise, Jon Voight. (:42) ››› “Mission: Impossible II” ARCA Racing Series Daytona. Formula E: Formula E Snowb. ››› “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” (2018) The Circus Toon Pres. Homeland (N) ›› “Tomb Raider” (2018) Alicia Vikander. ››› “Green Book” (2018) Viggo Mortensen. “Eagles of Death Metal: Nos Amis” (:20) “The Tomorrow Man” (2019) “BlacKkKlansman” (2018) (6:50) Lindsey Vonn: The Final Season (:20) “Ernie & Joe: Crisis Cops” (2019) The Outsider (N)















District 31 L’épicerie Les enfants de la télé (N) Cerebrum (N) Le téléjournal (N) Survivor Twenty winners of “Survivor” compete. Mod Fam Single Global News at 10 (N) The Masked Singer (N) Criminal Minds (N) Stumptown (N) Big Bang etalk (N) (6:00) Evenings on The Weather Network Evenings on TWN Chicago Med (N) Chicago Fire (N) Chicago P.D. (N) News J. Fallon Coronation Family Feud Burden of Truth (N) Fortunate Son (N) The National (N) Survivor Twenty winners of “Survivor” compete. Criminal Minds (N) Two Men Late-Colbert Goldbergs Schooled Mod Fam Single Stumptown (N) News J. Kimmel Chicago Med (N) Chicago Fire (N) Chicago P.D. (N) Brainfood Brainfood NBA Basketball Toronto Raptors at Brooklyn Nets. NBA Basketball: Lakers at Nuggets NHL Hockey Montreal Canadiens at Boston Bruins. Sportsnet NHL Hockey: Blackhawks at Canucks Alberta Primetime (N) Big Bang etalk (N) Criminal Minds “Hostage” Goldbergs Big Bang Law & Order: SVU Law & Order: SVU Law & Order: SVU “Love Blossoms” (2017) “Conduct Unbecoming” (7:55) ›››› “The Untouchables” (1987) ››› “Foxcatcher” 3’s Comp. 3’s Comp. Raymond Raymond King of Hill King of Hill Frasier Frasier My 600-Lb. Life Joyce needs home health care. (N) My Feet Are Killing Me Hoarding: Buried Alive Expedition Unknown “Digging Into D-Day” (N) Moonshiners (N) Guardians of the Glades Big Bang Big Bang Goldbergs Fresh-Boat Friends Friends Friends Friends ››› “To Be or Not to Be” (1942) Carole Lombard. ››› “My Man Godfrey” (1936) William Powell. ››› “The Sum of All Fears” (2002, Suspense) Ben Affleck. (:45) › “Bride Wars” (2009, Comedy) NHRA in 30 NHRA Drag Racing Lucas Oil Winternationals. NHRA in 30 (6:40) “Journey’s End” (2017, War) “Eagles of Death Metal: Nos Amis” “Godzilla: King” “The Tomorrow Man” The Circus Toon Pres. Homeland Kidding Kidding (6:25) ›› “Tag” (2018) (:10) ›› “7 Days in Entebbe” (2018) Daniel Brühl. “Phantom Thread” (2017) (6:45) “Undercover Grandpa” (2016) Enthusiasm (8:55) Veep “Ali & Cavett: The Tale of the Tapes”

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ITEMS For sale: 2 pair’s girls ice skates. Good condition. Size 2-1/2. $30 each. Call 306692-5091 WANTED Wanted: Garage to rent preferably in downtown area. 306684-1084 Wanted: Downtown rental space for a store. Reasonable cost or will also supply security maintenance, cleaning. Can be boiler licensed and have an excellent recommendations for last 50 years. 306-684-1084 Wanted: Portable storage unites. Discarded or wrecked, ol, semi-trailer unites, large buses, bins, or what have you. Must be cheap price and moveable. 684-1084 Want to be part of an interesting new retail business? Very small monthly overhead approx. $750 for a storefront, incl utilities. I will also have a facebook page and a proper website, which I can do myself, so no overhead there. Not a niche market, would appeal to almost anybody. What I need is someone available and able to do two trips to Regina per week. Would also consider a small cash investment, or credit card investment for right person. Inventory turns would be 15-24 per year. Willing to talk details and percentage of business. I can do the online presence myself, so no overhead there. Please email Wanted in Moose Jaw: Female roommate student or younger senior citizen. References required all you need is your clothes. New SIAST. Security deposit, plus half of utilities. No pets, parties or smoking. Rent $550/month. Fax to 1-306268-4547 Guns Wanted, I’m a licensed gun buyer paying cash for guns, parts and ammunition, Moose Jaw, Regina, and sur-

rounding area. Call or text 306641-4447 I am looking for a lever or pump 22 rifle, and a smaller 22 bolt action rifle in either 22LR or Magnum. Call or text 1-306641-4447 Free pickup of your unwanted snowblowers, tillers, generators, ice augers, or any other yard and garden equipment, in Moose Jaw and area. Call or text 1-306-641-4447 Tractors. I pay cash for tractors up to 50 HP running or not, and 3 point hitch equipment. Call or text 1-306-641-4447 Wanted a Stihl Chainsaw running or not. Call or text with model number to 306-6414447 I am looking for a John Deere LA tractor or parts, in any condition, Call or text 306-6414447 SERVICES Will do general painting & contracting. Interior & exterior. Free estimate. 30 years experience. Phone 972-9172 Will fix & sell Lewis cattle oilers. Ph 972-9172 Housekeeper: Limited available spaces Experienced, mature, reasonable rates. Dependability, confidentiality and integrity are important to me. References supplied. Please contact Denise at 306-983-3976 Will pick up, move, haul and deliver any appliances anywhere in and around Moose Jaw - $35 and up 306-6818749 Will pick up, move, haul, and deliver any furniture anywhere in and around Moose Jaw $40 and up 306-681-8749 HELP WANTED Seeking committed, evangelizing Christian business partner. To open up and operate a second-hand/flea market store in Moose Jaw, SK. Male, female or family. Computer/internet knowledge helpful. 684-1084

Five years of job losses and gains in Saskatchewan show shifts in demand By Ron Walter - For Moose Jaw Express

Almost one-third of construction jobs in Saskatchewan disappeared in the last five years. Construction employment declined from 53,700 in December 2015 to 43,400 last December, according to the Saskatchewan Bureau of Statistics. Construction was the hardest hit job category, losing most of the jobs before the province imposed a six per cent sales tax on construction in 2017. Second largest loss was forestry, fishing and mining which shed 5,700 jobs for

21,200 over the period. Transportation and warehousing lost 4,000 jobs for 26,000 while trade lost 3,100 jobs to employ 84,200. The job losses took place while Saskatchewan jobs increased 2.25 per cent to 477,700. The largest job increase was the public sector, adding 15,900 jobs while the private sector gained 2,200 jobs. Self-employed persons fell by 3,700 to 102,200. Education, with 7,700 new jobs had the

largest gain, up 17.8 per cent to 50,800. Tied for second largest gain were the ‘other services’ category adding 5,900 jobs for 28,500 and public administration, also gaining 5,900 jobs for 32,500. Manufacturing gained 3,600 jobs for 31,600. One in ten accommodation and food services jobs was newly created bringing employment up by 4,000 to 42,000. Information culture and recreation gained 2,800 jobs to 22,600 Health care and social services gained

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Cross-Saskatchewan snowmobile mission for breast cancer embarking on 20th anniversary Larissa Kurz

The Prairie Women on Snowmobiles are once again preparing for their annual cross-province snowmobile mission, marking two decades since the non-profit group began their campaign for breast cancer awareness. Ten women have committed themselves to the six-day sled trip, which will cover a total of 1,600 kilometres and visit 25 different communities in the province, including Moose Jaw. It’s a tough undertaking on the body, said president Kelly Rea, even for these experienced riders. “It doesn’t matter how much you ride, doing 200 miles a day repeatedly every day takes more than anyone can even imagine,” said Rea. “But what we’re doing isn’t even close to what someone travelling their cancer journey is going through, so that’s the biggest part of it.” The riders this year will start their journey on Feb. 2 in Humboldt and will finish off on Feb. 7 in Martensville. Many of the stops this year will be in little towns that haven’t been visited by previous Prairie Women on Snowmobiles missions, to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the ride. “It’s wonderful because we’re going to meet people who may not even know really who we are or have never had the chance to come out and see us,” said Rea, “and support us and have our support given to them in return.” At each stop, the riders will meet with breast cancer survivors and community members to spread their cause and perform a pinning ceremony with any breast cancer survivors in each community. “Meeting the people, it’s so hard to put into words how you feel about it. It’s amazing,” said Rea. Each core rider was tasked with raising $3,000 in donations just to take part, and many of the communities on the list of stops are also planning events to help raise money for the cause. Over the past 20 years, the Prairie Women on Snowmobiles has raised over $2.5 million for breast cancer research, with over $260,000 specifically remaining in Saskatchewan to purchase equipment. The trip is an emotional experience, said Rea, but more than worth it for the team. Half of this year’s riders have taken part in the trip before, while the other half are nervous and excited for their first experience.

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Last year’s group of ten women snowmobiled across the province for breast cancer, and this year’s group are hoping to do exactly the same. (supplied) All of them have been impacted by cancer in some way and hope to raise more awareness and support for breast cancer research. When the team stops in Moose Jaw on Feb. 5 for the night, they will hopefully be greeted by plenty of Friendly City faces at the fundraiser supper the Eagles Club is hosting in their honour. Tickets for the Eagles’ roast beef supper are $10 and available by contacting Wayne Hanson at 1 (306) 6908542, Greg Nichol at 1 (306) 631-5000 or the Eagles Club at 1 (306) 693-1496, with proceeds being donated to the mission’s cause. For those unable to make it any of the planned fundraisers at any stop across the province, the team is also taking donations online, at Choosing any one of the members of Team Prairie Women to pledge a donation will support the cause, although Rea noted that first-time rider Wanda Latimer may appreciate Moose Jaw’s support, as she hails from the area. The annual mission relies on the generosity of Saskatchewan, said Rea, and she’s hoping the team sees as much support this year as in previous years. “We put ourselves through this, it’s only six days, and it’s emotionally so rewarding,” said Rea. “And in order for us to do what we do; we have to rely on the communities and the volunteerism that you see all over this province and it’s pretty amazing.”

Fewest deaths on Sask. roads last year since 1951 Moose Jaw Express Staff

Fewer people were killed on Saskatchewan roads in 2019 than any other year, according to SGI. In fact, last year’s numbers are the lowest in decades. Records began being kept in the 1950s. Preliminary statistics — which is based on data available from police forces and may need to be adjusted — indicated 71 people died in collisions last year. Providing that number does not get adjusted, it will be the lowest total since 1951 when 73 deaths were reported. SGI points out that there were only about a quarter the number of registered vehicles on the road back then. Between 2009 and 2018, the province averaged around 140 fatalities each year. “This number makes it clear that many Saskatchewan people have decided that it is no longer acceptable for this province to hold a different record, and one that we held not that many years ago, where we had the highest number of road fatalities in Canada,” Minister Responsible for SGI Joe Hargrave said in a press release. “I want to thank all Saskatchewan residents who are working to make our roads safer, and I’d like to particularly acknowledge the work by law enforcement, media, and families affected by distracted or impaired driving. “However, collisions are preventable and even one traffic death60 is too many. We can’t celebrate Athabasca Street East when people are still being killed 306-692-0533 and injured on our roads.” 277 Iroquois St W SGIMinister: previously reported back in August the number of faRev. Jim Tenford Moose Jaw, SK talities and Director: injuries caused by traffic collisions is decreasMusic Karen Purdy ing in Saskatchewan. th Next Service: February 9, 10:30am Sunday, May 14 , 2017


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Launching off of last week’s column, I’d like to delve a little further into love; specifically love and marriage. Before you hit the snooze button or write this column off as a waste of your time, let me make my case about marriage. I was at the bank the other day getting some change for water money (we haul our household water) when a conversation sparked between the teller and me. In passing, we shared how long we’d each been married; Hubby and I soon to celebrate 26 years and she and her husband soon to be 21 years. We exchanged the thought that it was something to celebrate nowadays; especially when marriages are breaking apart around us. She mentioned that most of their friends were still married as well, to which I replied, “You must’ve picked some great friends!” Before you get your shirt in a knot, I’m not referring to the fact that if one is to divorce, you wouldn’t be a great friend. I truly believe you could be and mostly likely would be a great friend but here I am referring to the fact that both partners in the marriage are willing to go the distance and work things out. Let’s face it: divorce is the result of both parties not willing to work on the marriage. There is a breakdown somewhere but that does not mean the breakdown cannot be fixed. Just as a vehicle needs maintenance and occasionally may need a major overhaul, most vehicles are not beyond repair. Hubby has fixed his fair share of vehicles, including ones that have been in accidents and there are very few that cannot be brought back to a beautiful state. Furthermore, even a new frame on the underside can be installed or the front end completely replaced; the value is determined by the eye of the beholder. To put it into greater perspective, a classic car is an old car treated with value and brought back to its former glory through a lot of work, care, money and heart. No marriage is beyond the state of repair if the partners are willing to put in the work. Marriage has a cost. In fact, it costs everything. We are asked to give up our individual rights to serve our spouse. There are tears. Hurts. And Sacrifice. Yet, marriage is the most amazing relationship one could ever experience here on earth. It is an enormous honor to play the most significant role in your spouse’s life. This is holy ground. John and Stasi Eldredge write in their book, “Love and War”, “We are created to love and be loved. And there is no greater context; no better opportunity to really love someone and be loved by them throughout an entire lifetime than you will find in marriage. ...God uses marriage to bring us the deepest joys in life.” Have you ever wondered why marriage is so hard? Because the devil hates marriage. He hates love... He hates beauty... He hates unity... and He hates commitment. He will do everything he can to come in between two committed people because he knows how much he is up against when two become one; one in agreement, one flesh, single-minded, focused and living for the same things. Two people committed for life is a powerful force that cannot be stopped. It has the potential to be a classic... growing old together and becoming more beautiful as care, attention, hard work and heart are invested in it. Check in next week for a continuation of this love story... The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the position of this publication.

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Mealtime routines help children be competent eaters, nutritionist says Jason G. Antonio - Moose Jaw Express

While having too many rules at the dinner table can negatively affect children, it’s still essential to have a routine and structure so kids are raised as competent eaters, health professionals say. Research shows structured family meals are important since children are more likely to have higher intakes of healthy food, stronger family relationships and functioning relationships, healthier body weights, better mental health, and less risky behaviours around drugs and alcohol, explained Melanie Warken, a public health nutritionist. Warken explained her son has attention deficit hyperactive disorder (ADHD) and takes medication in the morning, which affects his desire to eat for the rest of the day. When he does eat, he cannot eat foods with combined textures. This is why eating is a multi-sensory and learned experience, she said. Children use their five senses when interacting with their food, whether visually, aurally, through smell, by touch or even the sound food makes when chewing it.

Division of responsibility There is a division of responsibility for when adults feed their children and the children eat what is presented to them, Warken explained. At the infant stage, parents are responsible for what they feed their child while the infant is responsible for how much to eat and when to eat. Most infants will be either breastfed or fed with formula, while feeding will be on demand. From toddler to adolescence, parents are responsible for what, when and where of their child’s eating, while the child is responsible for whether to eat and how much to eat. “It’s about letting go of control … ,” Warken said. “They can say no. Even if they do, keep them at the table as part of the structure.” It’s important to create structure for the whole family and not single out one child as different. The research shows early eating habits can influence such habits into adulthood, she added. What

Parents’ responsibility in what they feed their child includes offering everyone the same meal, offering a variety of healthy foods and drinks, and pairing familiar foods with new foods. Warken noted parents create expectations when they give their children exactly what they want when they won’t eat anything else. “Think about what that message is sending that child about how you and they behave,” said Cruz. “If I wait long enough, I get what I want,” which can also affect other issues such as screen time and bedtime. It’s important to have a safe food kids will eat and a new food item during meals, since this creates an opportunity for children, said Warken. For example, parents could set up a taco or burger bar and let their children put on whatever toppings they want. Meanwhile, parents should put food on the table so children can accept it through sight and smell. With beverages, water and milk should only be given, while milk should be limited to two to three

cups a day. Where and when Parents should ensure their family eats together — anywhere, but together — for meals; distractions such as technology are removed from the table; and children have comfortable seating so they don’t become antsy, Warken said. Food should be offered only at regular meals and during snacks, while water should only be offered between those times. However, this might mean feeding children every two to three hours since they have small stomachs. Letting children graze on food in between will affect their actual meals. Including children with food prep There are several ways to include children with food preparation, she added, including menu planning, the creation of a grocery list, gardening, shopping, cooking, food storage, setting the table, washing hands, cleaning up, and putting leftovers into a container and into the fridge. For more information call the Moose Jaw Public Health Office at 306-691-2300.

Parents can make poor decisions when stressed about child’s eating habits Jason G. Antonio - Moose Jaw Express

Mealtime can be challenging when children refuse to eat or co-operate at the dinner table, which can cause parents to do or say things that create more harm than good. The challenges parents face could include having a child who refuses to eat certain foods, rejects what’s on the table, or is fussy with what’s presented; feeling as if bribery is needed to get the child to eat; experiencing stress when sitting down at the table; and wondering if the child is eating the right foods or the right amount. While parents cannot force their child to eat, one of the best things to do is ensure the child is competent with eating, explained social worker Amy Cruz. “I was slow to this (as a parent). It’s a process. It won’t happen overnight … ,” she explained. Cruz, along with public health nutritionist Melanie Warken, spoke at the Dr. F. H. Wigmore Hospital during a presentation about raising a healthy and happy eater. They presented strategies that parents and caregivers can use to ensure they understand their role and the child’s role in eating. More information about this topic can be found at www. The information presented is a tool and resource to add to what parents already have, Cruz explained. “It’s really been awesome in my house. My kids are a little bit older now, but this came right at the right time five years ago,” she added. “I can say it works.” A child who is competent with eating feels good about eating, can learn to like unfamiliar food, will go by feelings of hunger and fullness to know how much to eat, and can learn to enjoy meals and spending time with family. A video showed a toddler eating at a small table adjacent to the main dinner table. Afterward, Cruz pointed out it was a successful meal since everyone was sitting together and the child was eating and enjoying it. Although the child displayed some disruptive behaviours, those were normal.

Melanie Warken, public health nutritionist, and Amy Cruz, a social worker, speak to parents about how to ensure their children become healthy eaters. Photo by Jason G. Antonio “We want mealtime to be fun and enjoyable and everyone to leave satisfied and not angry or upset with one another,” she said. Children can be erratic about eating; they may eat lots one day and little the next; they may eat only two or three foods from the plate; they may tire of their favourite foods and want to experiment with new foods; and they will rarely eat a new food the first time — except if it’s candy or French fries. Another video showed a young toddler having a tantrum over what he had to eat. This happened, said Cruz, because the boy’s parents wouldn’t let him be independent in eating the food, causing him to be unhappy. The parents performed “subtle pressures” with good intent — moving the food around the plate, adding more food, having the boy play with the food — but those actions failed since the boy felt stressed. Forcing, bribing, coercing, nudging, applauding, re-

warding, explaining, teaching, restricting, repeating and praising are all feeding pressures that can backfire when attempting to have a child eat certain foods, eat more or less, or avoid certain foods. “They can seem harmless. (But) if we want someone to be a competent eater, they need to eat in a relaxed environment,” said Cruz. “We don’t want food to preoccupy the meal, we want good conversation.” Parents can mess up a child’s biological ability to eat by applying pressure when enforcing food restrictions. Cruz noted forcing a child to eat by the rules, to eat certain foods first, to eat more or less, or to not let kids eat as much as they are hungry for, could make that child fat. Children then become afraid of going hungry and overeat later. “Children who get the message they are too fat feel flawed in every way: not smart, not physically capable and not worthy,” said Cruz. For example, girls younger than five whose “forbidden food” intake was restricted ate more and gained more weight by ages seven and nine. Also, one big distraction is electronic devices, whether it’s the TV or cellphones. “We need to consider what we’re doing to distract our kids at the meal,” Cruz added. “It’s important to make time to focus on the food. Unplug to tune into supper.”

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Please note that coming events are placed where space is available and that priority is given to local non-profit groups and organizations. GOOD FOOD BOX – Hunger in Moose Jaw, contact Kathleen Dempkey 306.693.0754: Now accept debit and credit card payments. Money due Feb. 12th for food pick up on Feb. 25th/Money due March 4th for food pick up on March 10th/Money due March 18th for food pick up on March 24th/Money due April 1st for food pick up on April 7th/Money due April 22nd for food pick up on April 28/ Money due May 6th for food pick up on May 12th/Money due May 20th for food pick up on May 26th/Money due June 3rd for food pick up on June 9th/Money due June 17th for food pick up on June 23rd. PRAIRIE HEARTS QUILT GUILD MEETING will be held on Wednesday, February 6th. Warm up as you get together at the Moose Jaw Masonic Temple, Main Street North. The meeting will start at 7 pm. There will be a general meeting, secret friends, panel round robin, lottery block and of course some show and share and a coffee time. You will have to come a see what the ‘sweet program’ is this week. GENTLE YOGA WITH RITA BETH, Accredited Yoga Instructor will take place on Thursday, February 6 from 2:30 – 3:30 p.m. at the Public Library. This program is ideal for those ‘new to yoga’ or those looking for a Gentle, calming Yoga class. Gentle Yoga can help with balance, focus, flexibility and relaxation! Please wear comfortable, loose clothing and dress in layers for warmth. You are welcome to bring a Yoga mat (if you have one). Admission is free. Everyone is welcome. GRAVELBOURG CARES FAMILY SUPPER & DANCE FUNDRAISER will be held on Saturday, February 8th at the Parish Hall First Ave in Gravelbourg, cocktails 5-5:30pm/Supper 5:30-7:30pm/Dance to follow 7:30-11:30pm. Music by SCOTT2 and the Chums. Seating Limited – Only 200 Tickets Available – Recommend early purchase. Licensed event. Price Adults $25/Family Pass $60/Dance Only $15/5 and Under Free. Buy Tickets at Café Paris 306.648.2223/Styles 306.648.3188/Neighbours Bar 306.648.2888 or Voila 306.648.3479. HERITAGE DAY AT THE WDM on Saturday, February 8th from 1-4pm. In partnership with local community groups, join in to celebrate the heritage of our country, province and city. This family-friendly event features Canadian short films, activities, crafts, heritage demonstrations and speakers. Regular Museum admission applies to Museum galleries. WDM members FREE. MOOSE JAW TOWN AND COUNTRY SINGLES DANCE will be held on Saturday February 8, 2020 at Church of Our Lady Community Center at 566 Vaughan St. W. from 7:30 to 11 pm. Come on out for an evening of fun! Married couples welcome! Cost is $15.00 and lunch is included. For more information call 306-6916634. HOPE GRIEF SUPPORT GROUP FOR ALL BEREAVED Next Meeting: Wednesday, February 12 at 7:30pm at the Parkview Reception Centre, 474 Hochelaga St. W. (Please use east door off east parking lot). Everyone is Welcome. JOURNEY2HOPE YOUTH CHAPTER “OPEN MIC NIGHT” featuring voices of “hope” from the Journey2Hope Youth Chapter as they share through original written/spoken/sung words. Come to listen…or come and share your own original writings of hope on February 13, 2020 7-9pm at EVOLVE Coffee Roasters/Eatery/Bakery. Everyone Welcome! For more information please email KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS COUNCIL #1534 VALENTINE’S SOCIAL STEAK & CHICKEN BBQ on Friday, February 14th at St. Joseph Parish Hall. Refreshments 5:30pm/Supper 6:30pm. Prizes, 50/50 draw. Tickets $20pp call Al at 306.692.7106 or David 306.692.8789 or Gerry 306.631.1610. Admission by ticket only. Tickets limited. BEREAVED PARENTS GRIEF SUPPORT GROUP for Parents who have experienced the death of a Child Next Meeting: Wednesday, February 19 from 7:30pm to 9:00pm at Parkview Reception Centre, 474 Hochelaga St. W. (Please use east door off east parking lot). Everyone is Welcome. MOOSE JAW HOMEGROWN FARMERS MARKET is so excited to be invited by the Heritage Inn during the 2020 Scotties tournament of Hearts to set up an indoor farmers market. It will be set up at the Heritage Inn, in the Jubilee Room Feb 15, 16, and Feb 22nd. All handmade, home baked, homegrown and unique products will be available for your shopping pleasure. Whether you are staying at the Heritage Inn or catching the shuttle to and from the curling tournament pop in and say Hi and see what the Moose Jaw Homegrown Farmers Market has to offer. TO CELEBRATE IRENE GAUDAUR’S 90TH BIRTHDAY, a come-and-go tea will be hosted in the Rose Room at Providence Place (100 Second Ave NE) on Saturday, Feb. 15 from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Drop in for a cup of tea! We hope to see you there! DANCE TO THE 50S & 60S WITH THE BROMANTICS on February 15th at Church of Our Lady Hall, 566 Vaughan St. Sponsored by The Friendly City Optimist Club. Proceeds to Youth Projects in the Community. Tickets $30pp Call or Text Lloyd Pethick cell 306.631.4129 or 306.694.4121; Brian Hauck cell 306.631.6127 or 306.693.6517. Doors open 7pm/Dance 8pm. Cash Bar and Lunch Served. Everyone Welcome. WDM COFFEE CLUB will be held on Wednesday, February 26th at 10am. Join for a time of visiting and learning as a short program is shared about how the White Motor Company went from building sewing machines to unique steam-powered cars. Program includes coffee and

cookies. Everyone welcome. Cost $3 (does not include gallery admission.) WDM members FREE. SURVIVORS OF SUICIDE Grief Support Group for those who have experienced the death of a Loved One by Suicide Next Meeting: Wed. February 26 from 7:30pm to 9:00pm at Parkview Reception Centre, 474 Hochelaga St. W. (Please use east door off east parking lot). Everyone is Welcome. GRIEFSHARE offered at Minto United Church will offer 2 separate classes– a 13-week seminar and support group will be held on Tuesday afternoons, starting March 3rd from 2-4pm or on Wednesday evenings, starting March 4th from 7-9pm at Minto United Church. Cost is $25 and includes workbook. This is for people experiencing grief from loss of a loved one. Videos, workbooks and discussion time give participants encouragement, useful advice and hope. For information and to register call Minto @306.693.6148r Leon @306.631.9044. ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION – Branch 59 Moose Jaw, 268 High St W: Contact 306-692-5453 Like us on Facebook @ Royal Canadian Legion Branch 59 Moose Jaw. VETERANS’ MORNING COFFEE - Monday-Saturday @ 10:00 am CRIBBAGE – Tuesdays @ 1:30 pm - Please sign-in by 1:00 pm DARTS – Thursdays @ 7:00 pm - in the auditorium – everyone welcome SUPPERS - Fridays @ 5:30 pm - Please purchase tickets by the previous Wednesday SHUFFLEBOARD – Fridays @ 7:00 pm - Drop-in League – Bring friends!! MEAT DRAW FUNDRAISER - Saturdays @ 3:00 pm – Open to the public -- Everyone welcome FOOT CARE CLINIC for Legion Members – February 26th - please call for an appointment VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!! We have 3 positions available on our Executive Committee: Entertainment, Projects & Membership. Volunteers are also required throughout the year to help with these and other committees. Please consider donating your time – as much or as little as you like. MOOSE JAW & DISTRICT SENIORS’ ASSOCIATION @Timothy Eaton Garden – 101-510 Main St N. For more information or the regular listing of ongoing daily events call 306-694-4223 or mjsenior@ ONGOING PROGRAMS: EVERY WEEKDAY. Please check with MJ & District Seniors to find out what these are. COSMO SENIORS’ CENTRE, 235 Third Ave. N.E. For more information call (306) 692-6072. TOPS WED. FEB. 12 & 19-8:30am COSMO BRIDGE LEAGUE WED. FEB. 5 & 12-1pm/MON. FEB. 10-1pm. Cost $2pp includes prizes. COSMO FLOOR SHUFFLEBOARD WED. FEB. 5 & 121pm/MON. FEB. 10-1pm. Cost $2pp includes prizes LIBERTE DANCE WED. FEB. 5 & 12-5:30pm/ TUES. FEB. 11- 5:30pm COSMO LINE DANCE WITH DONNA THURS. FEB. 6 & 1310am. Cost $3pp SCRABBLE FRI. FEB. 7 & 14-1pm COSMO HAND & FOOT CANASTA MON. FEB. 10-7PM. Cost $2pp includes prizes COSMO MINI CANASTA TOURNAMENT FRI. FEB. 141pm. Cost $5pp includes snacks & prizes COSMO JAM SESSION TUES. FEB. 11 & 18- 9:30am. Cost $2pp FRIENDSHIP BRIDGE TUES. FEB. 11 & 18-7pm. Cost $2pp includes prizes COSMO SOCIAL DANCE SAT. FEB. 15-7:30pm with band Al & Company. Cost $15pp includes lunch SWING INTO SPRING CRAFT & TRADE FAIR that will be held on Saturday, April 4th from 10am-3pm. Free Admission/ Lunch Available. If you would like to rent a table, please call Doreen Bye @306.692.2118. ARMY NAVY AND AIR FORCE VETERANS, 279 High St. W. Phone 306.693.1656. ANAVETS Wednesday, we do Bingo’s at Leisure Time Bingo. Come on out and Support Us! Thursday- Friendship Crib @ 1:30pm. Everyone Welcome! Pool Fun League Starts @ 7pm. Everyone Welcome! Friday Afternoon Fun Shuffleboard @ 1:30 pm. Everyone Welcome! All our sports are fun leagues, so no commitment come play when you can. Saturday Afternoon Fundraiser Meat Draw Starts @ 4:30. Everyone Welcome! Jam Session on February 7th and 28th from 7pm till 11pm. Come on out for a variety of musical entertainment Everyone Welcome!! Valentine’s Dinner and Dance Friday February 14th 6pm-12am. Supper will be Roast Beef, Mash Potatoes, Yorkshire, Gravy, Vegetables, Salads and Dessert. Price: Members- $20/Non Members $25/ Music - Harry Startup Tickets MUST be purchased in advance by Feb 11th. Hall Rentals; give us a call! SCRAPS has many adoptable cats. They are vaccinated, spayed and neutered and have tattoo identification. If you have a forever home for one of these superstar kitties, please call SCRAPS cat line at 306.684.9048. INFORMED CHOICES PREGNANCY CENTRE is hosting a support group for those who have experienced perinatal (miscarriage and stillbirth) and infant loss every first Wednesday evening of each month at 679 Hall St. W at 7pm. It is open to women and men for sharing, understanding and support as a walk through a grief journey that is unique and often misunderstood.

FRATERNAL ORDER OF EAGLES 3395, 561 Home St. W, Moose Jaw. Monday Night Crib 7:00pm Everyone welcome. Wednesday Night Darts 7:30 pm Live Music every Friday and Saturday night ELKS FUNDRAISER MEAT DRAW RAFFLES are held every Friday evening at 5:30 PM in the Legion lounge. There are eight chances to win meat, a teddy bear draw and a 50-50 draw. It’s a great way to start the weekend! Funds raised support Elks projects. FLK TAOIST TAI CHI SOCIETY invites you to join in to practice the art of Taoist Tai Chi. Beginner Classes each Wednesday 6:00-7:00pm and each Saturday 11:00 am- 12:00 noon at St. Andrews Social Hall - 60 Athabasca St. Call Elaine (306)693-9034 or email LINE DANCING CLASSES every Monday from 10-11:30am at Church of Our Lady, 566 Vaughn St. Cost $3 per class. Everyone welcome. For more information call Donna Douglas @306.692.7365. MOOSE JAW CONCERT BAND: If you play an instrument, you are welcome to join the Moose Jaw Concert Band. Rehearsals are Thursdays at 7:15 p.m. in the Vanier Collegiate Band room. If you need more info, please e-mail . ASPERGER’S PEER SUPPORT GROUP FOR ADULTS meets at Moose Jaw Public Library the last Monday of each month from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Come and share ideas, experiences and have some fun. For more info call CMHA at 306.692.4240. TUESDAYS BINGO at Church of Our Lady Parish Hall; 7 p.m. start. Doors open at 6 p.m. MOOSE JAW MULTICULTURAL COUNCIL INC. WOMEN’S GROUP meets every Tuesday morning from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. in the Church of God Basement, 50 Hochelaga St. E. Practice English; coffee & snacks; build new friendships; clothing swaps; activities & support. Everyone Welcome. Places for children to play. Contact Melissa for more information at 306-693-4677. MOOSE JAW BAND CITY BAND: Band practices held Monday evenings 7:15 to 8:45 p.m. in the Legion (upstairs ballroom), 268 High Street W. Can you play a reed or brass instrument? Amateur or advanced musicians welcome. Bring your favorite swing melodies. To learn more, come to band practice or contact the band leader at 693-6262. SEA CADETS is Open to Teens 12-18: the program is free and is sponsored by the Department of National Defense and the Navy League branch. You have the opportunity to learn to sail, learn rope work and other ship operations as in navigation semaphore and communication, and also have the opportunity to travel with the Sea Cadet deployments to places like India, Japan and other coastal communities, but let’s not forget about summer training. You can go to summer camp for 2,3 or 4-week courses and you are given a training bonus, so that’s like getting paid to go to camp. Cadets meet Monday nights at 6:30 p.m. at the Armouries at the top of Main St. THE FRIENDLY CITY OPTIMIST CLUB invites everyone to meetings at the Heritage Inn on the second Tuesday of each month. Social at 5:30 p.m./ Supper at 6:00 p.m./meeting at 6:30 p.m. Socials dates and places vary. Contact Lloyd Pethick for more information at 306.694.4121. INFORMED CHOICES PREGNANCY CENTRE. 679 Hall St. W Regular Open Office Hours are Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from 10-5. Free confidential and non-judgmental counselling and support available for women and men experiencing an unplanned pregnancy. Text 306-690-8462. SCOTTISH COUNTRY DANCE CLASSES are held on Thursday evenings from 7 to 9 p.m. at Moose Jaw Public Library, the Herb Taylor room on the second floor. You do not have to be Scottish. You do not need a partner. It is similar dance to square dancing. Everyone welcome. For information call Mike at 306-690- 5182. DR. F.H. WIGMORE REGIONAL HOSPITAL AUXILIARY meets the third Tuesday of every month except December, July, and August at the regional hospital. For further information regarding the auxiliary, call 306-694-0355. MOOSE JAW ROTARY CLUB meets Mondays at noon at the Heritage Inn. Information available at 306692-3842. ROTARY CLUB OF MOOSE JAW WAKAMOW meets the second and fourth Monday of the month at 6:00 p.m. at the Heritage Inn. K-40 CLUB OF MOOSE JAW generally meets the second Tuesday of the month. ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS MOOSE JAW meetings can be found on THE MOOSE JAW SCRABBLE CLUB meets every Friday afternoon at 1 p.m. in the Craft Room at the Cosmo Centre, 235 Third Ave N.E. Come join us for several games of brain challenging fun. For information call 306 692 0731. MOOSE JAW DUPLICATE BRIDGE CLUB plays at the Comfort Inn three times per week: Mondays – 7 p.m. – Rookie-Master Night/Thursdays – 7 p.m. – Stratified Open Pairs/Wednesdays – 1:00 p.m. – Stratified Open Pairs. For more information contact Donna @306.692.4447. THE FRIENDSHIP BRIDGE CLUB meets every Tuesday evening at 7:00 p.m. at the Cosmo Senior Center in Moose Jaw for an enjoyable evening of stressfree bridge. Newcomers are always welcome. Phone Valerie at 306.693.1427 or Debbie at 306.690.4690 for further information.

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Parents can create confidence in their children’s eating habits by using words that build up instead of words that hinder, public health officials say. “A common word that children say is, ‘Yuk, I don’t like it. I won’t eat it,’ and they haven’t even tried it. They’ve probably barely even looked at it,� laughed public health nutritionist Melanie Warken. But instead of telling children they’ll like it and to just try it — essentially telling them how to feel — parents should instead say it’s OK and maybe they’ll like it next time. Other words that hinder children in this situation include saying eating the food will make them big and strong; saying they have to take a bite; telling children it took a long time to make the food and the parent feels hurt the child won’t try it; asking what else the child would like to eat; and telling the child something else will be made. Instead, Warken said, parents could tell children they don’t have to eat it but do have to be polite about turning it down; telling the child to simply say “no, thank you;� telling the child to eat other food on the table; and informing the child to sit with the family while everyone else eats. Tips and strategies were offered on how to manage children’s diet, including how much children should eat,

what to do with a “picky eater� and how to help children be responsible for their eating. For more information, visit,, or “We often call our children picky eaters in front of them. We give them that label and they will use that to their advantage,� said Warken. She encourages parents not to use that phrase in front of children since it turns it into an issue. Instead, one strategy is to have napkins at the table. If children don’t like the food, they can spit it into the napkin as a way out and then discard it after the meal. “I remember being forced to eat broccoli at the table. I would close my nose and chew it and chug my milk after because I didn’t have a safe out,� Warken laughed. Parents should praise specific behaviours instead of using shame to criticize a child, said Cruz. For example, parents could say their child was brave for eating something new instead of saying the child is a good girl or boy or the parents are proud of them. An information sheet handed out during the presentation listed other actions or words that parents can use to help build up their children’s confidence in eating. For example, if a child is whining and/or crying, words

that hinder include telling the child to leave the table and come back when ready to eat. Instead, parents could tell the child she or he is whining and to stop, followed by ignoring the behaviour, or dismissing the child from the table and not letting him or her back. If children are picky, making a separate meal or offering something else they normally like would not be advantageous. Instead, parents could offer a couple of items at snacks or meals the child generally eats and let the child eat those foods until full. Or, parents could teach their children how to be polite about refusing food and let the child leave when finished. If a child eats too much, it will hinder the child to say that’s all there is for now. Instead, helpful words include saying the food was put on the table for everyone to enjoy. The child can have dessert whenever he or she wants but cannot have seconds. The same rule would apply to everyone. For more information, call the public health office at 691-2300.

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